Measurements used in 1800's Cooking
About 25 drops of liquid will fill a common size teaspoon
4 tablespoons equal 1/2 a gill
1/2 a gill will fill a common wine glass
4 wine glasses will fill 1/2 pint or large coffee cup
2 gills equal 1/2 a pint
2 pints equal 1 quart
1 quart black bottle holds about 1-1/2 pints
4 quarts equal 1 gallon
1 tablespoon of salt is about 1 ounce
10 unbroken raw eggs weigh about 1 pound
1 quart of flour, butter, sugar and other pastry ingredients is about equal in quantity to a pound avoirdupois (16 ounces)
1/2 a gallon equals 1/4 of a peck
1 gallon equals 1/2 a peck
2 gallons equal 1 peck
4 gallons equal 1/2 a bushel
8 gallons equal 1 bushel
Avoirdupois was a weight used quite a bit in old time cooking books.
While unpacking boxes of old family books recently, Elizabeth Gilbert rediscovered a dusty, yellowed hardcover called At Home on the Range, originally written by her great-grandmother, Margaret Yardley Potter.
Having only been peripherally aware of the volume, Gilbert dug in with some curiosity, and soon found that she had stumbled upon a book far ahead of its time.
Part scholar and part crusader for a more open food conversation, Potter espoused the importance of farmer’s markets and ethnic food (Italian, Jewish, and German), derided preservatives and culinary shortcuts, and generally celebrated a devotion to epicurean adventures.
Reading this practical and humorous cookbook, it’s not hard to see that Gilbert inherited her great-grandmother’s love of food and her warm, infectious prose.
At Home on the Range
Tips for Parents of Kids of all ages
Pet Goodies for Dogs & Cats
Make Your Own Dog and Cat Food, plus Dog and Cat Care and Fun with Pets
Recipes from the 1800's
100 Year Old Recipes and Household Hints for you to try
Helpful Sewing and Knitting Tips for the beginning sewer
Thanksgiving recipes and Menus plus Thanksgiving Information and Entertaining
Wine and Beer Information
Beer And Wine Recipes & games plus tips on making and buying wine and beer
Complete reproduction of the Vintage Drinks and Cocktail Book "American & other Drinks - Cocktail, Punches & Fancy Drinks".
Originally published in 1878 "American & Other Drinks" is one of the great classic cocktail books of all times.
A huge collection of rare cocktail recipes and punch recipes to mix fancy drinks.
Dedicated to all bartenders and cocktail lovers!
American & Other Drinks 1878 Reprint: Cocktails, Punches & Fancy Drinks
Very Old Farmhouse Kitchen
Old Measurements from the 1800's
Liquid and Dry Measures from Back in the Day
Women in Mourning in the Nineteenth Century
Mourning Etiquette from the 1800's
Books about the 19th Century Woman and Home
Suggested Good Books to Read About Life in the 1800's America
More Books about Women in America in the 1800's
More Good Books on Family Life in the Nineteenth Century
Women Pioneers in American Memory
Research Guide for Pioneer Women in America
Links to Sites about Pioneer Women in the American West
Great Sites for Information about Nineteenth Century Women in the West
Cooking Tips and Recipes from the 1800's
Interesting Cooking Tips, Household Hints and Recipes from the 19th Century
Reviews on the Best Cookbooks Old and New
Food Fun and Facts has over 900 pages of Recipes, Household Hints and Homemaking Information
Use the Menu, or for a quick search of Food Fun and Facts, use the Site Search Bar Below. Enjoy!
Sugar Free, Milk Free and Wheat Free Recipes
Army Air Corp Photos WWII
World War 2 Photos of B17's and Information about the Army Air Corp
Tips and Hints on Baking, Candy Making and Cooking
Recipes for all types of drinks
Include Old Remedy for curing drinking too much alcohol
Book Care and Repair
Learn how to clean and repair books
Easy Kids Recipes to Make with your Kids
Chinese New Year
Information about Chinese New Year and Chinese New Year Recipes
Christmas Entertaining Recipes
Christmas Recipes, Menu's for Christmas and Information for Entertaining at Christmas
Read reviews on Cookbooks published in the past ten years
Cooking and Food Links
Great Foodie Sites and Related Food and Cooking sites
Cooking for a Large Group
Recipes and Information on Cooking for groups of 25-100 People
More Cooking and Baking Tips and Hints from Food Fun and Facts
Creative Holiday Cooking
Learn how to entertain and cook for fancy holiday affairs
History of Food and Food History Time Line
Easter Information and Recipes
Easter Fun-Easter Recipes,Information and Entertaining on Easter for Kids and Adults
Economical and Easy Tried and True Recipes
Entertaining Tips and Recipes
More Tips on Entertaining at home
Fun with Food
Fun with Food ,Fun Facts and Food Games
Great Fun with Food Trivia and Food Trivia Games
Recipes for Halloween and Halloween Fun Ideas
Like pages torn from the culinary history of The Old West, Sowbelly and Sourdough conjures up visions of mealtimes at chuck wagons in dusty cow camps.
Sowbelly and Sourdough:
Original Recipes from the Trail Drives and Cow Camps of the 1800s
"Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management"
Was and is still hugely popular.
First published in 1861, nearly two million copies were sold by 1868.
"Know Your Onions or Mrs Beeton's Hinterland" contains recipes and household hints from books and magazines published from about 1820 to the 1860s; books and magazines that may have influenced Mrs Beeton.
Some of the recipes and household hints are from Samuel Beeton's "Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine" and may well have been contributed by Mrs Beeton herself. "Know Your Onions or Mrs Beeton's Hinterland" is a treasure trove jam-packed with old recipes and household hints, mostly from the early to mid nineteenth century.
In this book you will come across such delights as: how to cook and prepare a boar's head (not for the squeamish!); how to pacify a cross baby; how to restore rancid butter by using animal charcoal; a cure for baldness; and much, much more.
If you enjoy cookery books, then you will love this book.
Know Your Onions or Mrs Beeton's Hinterland:
A Nineteenth Century Cookery and Household Miscellany
Pioneer temperaments, Jacqueline Williams shows, were greatly influenced by that which was stewable, bakable, broilable, and boilable.
Using travelers' diaries, letters, newspaper advertisements, and nineteenth-century cookbooks, Williams re-creates the highs and lows of cooking and eating on the Oregon Trail.
She investigates the mundane--biscuits and bacon, mush and coffee--as well as the unexpected--carbonated soda made from bubbling spring water; ice cream created from milk, snow, and peppermint; fresh fruits and vegetables.
Understanding what and how the pioneers ate, Williams demonstrates, is essential to understanding how they lived and survived--and sometimes died--on the trail.
Wagon Wheel Kitchens: Food on the Oregon Trail
Old Time Herbal Remedies for Home Use
Herbs and Spices
Information on how to use herbs and spices
Must Have Household Hints and Cleaning Tips for the Entire Family
Kids Crafts and Recipes
Easy Children's Crafts for Kids
Safe Educational Fun Sites for Kids of all ages
Memorial Day Information
Information about Memorial Day-What does Memorial Day Mean?
Nineteenth Century American Women
Information, Recipes, Household Hints, and Books about 19th Century American Women and Families
Nineteenth Century Advertising
Old Advertising information including Trade Cards and Links to Good Books about collecting old advertisement items
Nutrition for the whole Family-Calories, Vitamins, Minerals and Diet information