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Monthly Archive for December, 2013

See on Scoop.it – Historical gastronomy
This week, V is for verjus: a sour medieval staple that is suddenly having a revival. 

It’s commonplace for recipes to come and go in the cycle of food fashions. But for a stock ingredient to disappear from recipe books, only to be resurrected centuries later, is almost unprecedented.
This is what […]

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See on Scoop.it – Historical gastronomy

My name is Peter Mollman, (the proprietor of this blog) and I was the editor and publisher of this landmark of the culinary world. Here is how it came into being.
 

… The rest was easy. I visited Marcella at her home several more times, took a class (I still have the typed […]

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Emma Blomfield Schreiber was christened at the Anglican Church in Bradwell-near-the-sea on September 19, 1834. … Emma collected recipes for desserts, made dishes, beverages, remedies, cleaning solutions, and preserves. The careful record of the source for many recipes preserves her network of female friends and relatives. A recipe for plum pudding dated December 1887 suggests Emma […]

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Cranberry kuchen (cake) recipe

See on Scoop.it – Historical gastronomy
Traditional recipes for kuchen exhibit a splendid disregard for calories and cholesterol. A single cake might contain eight or ten egg yolks and a pound of butter. A memorable recipe in a wonderful old cookery book of my mother called for sixteen egg yolks—a recipe for a heart attack, but […]

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