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Monday, June 22, 2020
This is a lemonade for hot weather - like Switchel or Shrub - very tart (only 1T or a teaspoon of honey). Alexis Soyer called it a "Cooling Lemonade" in 1849, and a later cookbook author named it "Picnic Lemonade." The vivid pink color happens instantly when lemon juice is added to the liquid from boiling the figs and yellow of the lemon peels.
Monday, June 15, 2020
The American Philosophical Society, founded in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin in 1743, houses his papers, which include recipes in French. The APS “invited scholars, public historians, and chefs with a range of interests to share their reflections on Franklin, his recipes, and the culture of the eighteenth-century Atlantic World over the coming weeks” on their BLOG. Other sites offer videos or old recipes, below.
Monday, June 8, 2020
HERE to the most popular, Snap-apple at Halloween - were easy to list, since they are viewed the most. It was harder not to include many others. I even considered making it a "baker's dozen" ...
Monday, June 1, 2020
Handwritten documents - recipes, letters - are important for research. You can help other researchers and libraries from your home computer by transcribing digitized manuscript cookbooks; thus making them easier to read and able to be searched.