Sat Jul 30, 2016, 11:24 AM
Lucinda (25,796 posts)
Historic Food Exploration
Last edited Mon Sep 5, 2016, 08:32 PM - Edit history (3)
This discussion thread is pinned.First off...alloo! Long time no see! I hope you are all happy and well.
I'm still having serious health health issues and my diet is crazy boring, so I tend to not think too much about meal planning and fun dishes, and I have been sticking with what will keep me out of the hospital, so I haven't really had much to share with you all. I've been digging back in to my genealogy research again when I feel up to it, and that has led me to a few cool things on youtube that I thought some of you might find interesting!
The first is a channel called Jas. Townsend & Son
He cooks recipes from, and talks about life during the 18th century. I've watched several and have been enjoying them a lot! The main channel is here:
And this is one of his vids on soldiers and food:
I've just started this one - Victorian Bakers which is a BBC production that brings four modern professionals together to explore baking in the Victorian era. I think there are 3 or 4 episodes and the first is here:
And this last one is a huge collection of historic food videos collected by Heather Randall that I'm just beginning to sort through which seems to cover a wide variety of periods in British history.
EDITING TO ADD THIS COOKBOOK AT PROJECT GUTENBERG
The Virginia Housewife by Mary Randolph - 1860
Available in several forms as well as HTML for free:
And a little backstory on Mary Randolph:
The Cookbook of Unknown Ladies
Curious recipes and hidden histories from Westminster City Archives
18th-19th Century recipes in a categorized blog
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Historic Food Exploration (Original post)
Response to Lucinda (Original post)
Sat Jul 30, 2016, 06:27 PM
Laurian (2,082 posts)
3. I have really missed seeing your posts in C&B!
You were such an awesome contributor and host for this group. I was thrilled to see you posting during the primaries.
I can appreciate that health concerns have restricted your participation. Please be well and stop back often.
Response to Lucinda (Reply #12)
Mon Aug 1, 2016, 08:23 PM
kestrel91316 (51,666 posts)
13. I've read all 8 books over the past 20 years. Seen both seasons.
Converted my assistant and her husband and a few clients into fans.
And elated that Seasons 3 and 4 are going to happen!