Monday, July 29, 2013

Butter shapes - 2

Continuing with Dutch, Flemish and French butter in paintings from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. 

The butter in a mound shape is from Pieter de Hooch's A Woman Preparing Bread, (Dutch c1660) in the Getty Museum.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Fried RED Tomatoes

For those of us who love green fried tomatoes, here is a delicious 1839 recipe for fried red ones with bread crumbs and fried minced onions...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Yorkshire Range video

“The Old Black Lead Range” a seven minute video of Peter Brears cooking on the range is on Youtube  HERE . The Yorkshire Range, popular in English kitchens from the 1850s, was an ‘open range.'

Monday, July 1, 2013

Cook Stove Videos

The two short videos below, show cooking on early cast iron cook stoves, bringing to life these 19th century images.  The first stove has an upper or step-up oven, while the second is a box stove with oven.