Cookbooks of Antiquity
A collection of “most important and influential American cookbooks from the late 18th to early 20th century.”
Interesting blog that tries out and documents old Californian recipes.
All of these books are old as hell, and are therefore in the public domain. They’re free to use for non-commercial purposes.
I have a special place in my heart for this book!! It features a picture of Hermes on the cover! ♡
The country house : a collection of useful information and recipes : adapted to the country gentleman and his household, and of the greatest utility to the housekeeper generally
The Englishwoman’s cookery book : being a collection of economical recipes taken from her “Book of household management”
The “Culinary Arts” chapter containing recipes starts on page 194 (200 in the pdf).
Katharine Mellish’s Cookery and domestic management, including economic & middle class practical cookery (Volume 1 and Volume 2)
The King’s College Hospital book of cooking recipes : being a collection of recipes contributed by Friends of the Hospital and published in aid of the Fund for the Removal of King’s College Hospital to South London
Domestic economy, and cookery, for rich and poor [electronic resource] : containing an account of the best English, Scotch, French, Oriental, and other foreign dishes ; preparations of broths and milks for consumption ; receipts for sea-faring men, travellers, and children’s food ; together with estimates and comparisons of dinners and dishes ; the whole composed with the utmost attention to health, economy, and elegance
The cursive writing is extremely hard to read, but this looks like someone’s personally recipe collection.
French and English versions of each recipe.
The author, Martínez Montiño, was the chief chef for King Philip III of Spain at the time the book was published.
The French Cook: a system of fashionable, practical, and economical cookery, adapted to the use of English families (5th Edition and 8th Edition)
Easy French cookery : containing over 300 economical and attractive recipes from a celebrated chef’s note-book
French domestic cookery : combining economy with elegance, and adapted to the use of families of moderate fortune
French household cooking : with a number of recipes from the best Paris chefs, simple and inexpensive
Manual of French cookery : dedicated to the housekeepers and cooks of England who wish to study the art / simplified for the benefit of the most unlearned by one who has tested the receipts.
The new professed cook : adapted to the famillies of either noblemen, gentlemen, or citizens, containing upwards of seven hundred French and English practical receipts in cookery and one hundred in confectionary, to which is added bottling of fruits and juices, home-made wines, distilling, pickling and preserving, and many other articles of information necessary to be known by every mistress of a family, and servant