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See on Scoop.it – Historical gastronomy
Only in 1981 the precious Codex Romanoff was discovered. This was where Leonardo used to take note of these recipes and thoughts on cookery and etiquette. The codex also shows diverse projects for machines, designed by Leonardo himself, as aids in kitchen work. These are absolutely amazing gadgets. From the […]

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How to Hang a Pheasant

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Off to the library. I took a systematic look at the science of hanging game birds. One of my idiosyncrasies (I have many) is that I collect game cookery books. I have many, and several discuss hanging game birds. The great Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin doesn’t give a timetable, but says, […]

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A Brief History of Bread

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Bread started out as porridge – cooked grain pastes. Prehistoric peoples were grinding grain; a millstone thought to be 7,500 years old has been discovered. Two important discoveries led the way to bread (not to mention noodles and pastries). The first was turning those simple pastes into flatbreads by cooking […]

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You can probably imagine what it’s about, given the title, but there’s a twist: the blog, written by a bookseller, is all about the handwritten recipes he finds stuck between the pages of old books.

See on www.thekitchn.com

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