Category Archives: Spices

1796 Sweet Potato Pudding

Today we’ll be making a wonderful sweet potato pudding from Amelia Simmons’ 1796 cookbook, American Cookery. 1 ½ pounds Sweet Potatoes (Can substitute Winter Squash, Crookneck Squash, Pumpkin, or any Potatoes) 3 Large Apples 3 ½ tablespoons Breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon flour … Continue reading

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The Christmas Pie

In most English societies, for centuries Christmas has been a time of gatherings, and food, and festivities, and traditions, and family. For many people in the eighteenth century, Christmas was celebrated much differently than it typically is today. Remnants of … Continue reading

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Read Twice, Bake Once.

When it comes to interpreting 18th century cookbooks, sometimes it pays to go with your instinct when it tells you a recipe may be inaccurate. Take for instance this recipe from the book “The Universal Cook” by Francis Collingwood and … Continue reading

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