Friday, May 26, 2023

Army bake oven with a barrel

Memorial Day - To remember all who sacrificed their lives to preserve our democracy.

The Manual for Army Cooks 1896 image of an above ground dirt oven and an iron dutch oven.

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Steam kitchen in "Hannah Glasse"

Ofcourse not in the original Glasse (1708-1770) cookbook, but years after her death, her name was used for an 1843 book, which was copied by M.A. Reynolds in her/his 1850 book The Complete Art of Cookery. The small book (a little over three by five inches, 256 pages) has delightful sketches.

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Salt Mines

Marvelous sketches of huge salt mines, the Salt Desert and a chapel of salt are in Aunt Martha's Corner Cupboard: or, Stories about Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Rice, etc, editions from 1895-1928. Other sources of salt which are pictured, range from salt licks to boiled down seawater.
More pictures added from various editions, 11 total. Click images to enlarge.

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Dutch milk-cellars 1869

“… butter made in a cellar, was far preferable to that made in a spring-house.” More in my Milk Cellars in 1840s Del. and 1870s NC blog post HERE.
Milk exhibit and talks from Wellcome in London.