Cooking.....
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Paloma Wrote:
Theresa Wrote:Satori,

I really, really enjoy looking through cook books.  I have quite a collection.  My problem is that I want to try everything, especially the desserts.
 
One of my books is an antique.  It gives instructions on how to start your wood fire!  
(Does that mean that woman were more manly then?)  

I love collecting antique cookbooks. My favorite is one titled "The Art of Cooking and Serving." It gives you directions for running a household both with and without servants and what proper day and evening attire is for the help. It also gives guidelines for a proper luncheon menu (4-5 courses) which I thought was hilarious and ever since, I try to call lunch, "luncheon." My fam just thinks I'm weird and my kids think I'm saying " lunchin' " like its a verb.

One problem with antique cookbooks though is that the ingredients aren't the same. Flour and shortening cook differently now than they did 80 years ago. It can be a real problem when it comes to baking.

Plus, some ingredients no longer exist. I hate it when I come across an old recipe I want to try and it calls for a pound of suet. Good luck finding that!

Damn, damn, damn! I was going to get on here and ask if anyone knew where I could find suet. I have a couple of English cookbooks (modern) that have lots of dessert recipes calling for suet. Apparently you can still get it in the UK. I even went to my neighborhood butcher shop and asked if I could buy some suet, but the closest they had was rendered beef fat. I used it, but I don't think it cooks up the same. Maybe I could order some from one of those online grocers? I'll let you know if I find a source!

Ah, yes, funny old-fashioned words for things fill me with glee. I'm still looking for an excuse to serve a meal called "tiffin."
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Cooking..... - by alaric - 10-18-2008, 04:40 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-18-2008, 06:09 PM
Cooking..... - by introibo - 10-18-2008, 06:11 PM
Cooking..... - by Mhoram - 10-18-2008, 07:10 PM
Cooking..... - by CanadianCatholic - 10-18-2008, 07:28 PM
Cooking..... - by leome - 10-18-2008, 08:56 PM
Cooking..... - by alaric - 10-18-2008, 09:02 PM
Cooking..... - by alaric - 10-18-2008, 09:10 PM
Cooking..... - by alaric - 10-18-2008, 09:16 PM
Cooking..... - by alaric - 10-18-2008, 09:22 PM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-19-2008, 09:34 AM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-19-2008, 09:50 AM
Cooking..... - by jovan66102 - 10-19-2008, 12:53 PM
Cooking..... - by alaric - 10-19-2008, 01:09 PM
Cooking..... - by jovan66102 - 10-19-2008, 01:12 PM
Cooking..... - by introibo - 10-19-2008, 03:54 PM
Cooking..... - by introibo - 10-19-2008, 03:58 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-19-2008, 08:21 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-19-2008, 08:22 PM
Cooking..... - by HappyWife - 10-20-2008, 12:38 AM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-20-2008, 08:56 AM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-20-2008, 09:02 AM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-20-2008, 09:07 AM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-20-2008, 09:47 AM
Cooking..... - by pander44 - 10-20-2008, 10:01 AM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-20-2008, 10:05 AM
Cooking..... - by Mommie2Boys - 10-20-2008, 11:05 AM
Cooking..... - by HappyWife - 10-20-2008, 02:55 PM
Cooking..... - by jovan66102 - 10-20-2008, 03:06 PM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-20-2008, 03:21 PM
Cooking..... - by Walty - 10-20-2008, 04:07 PM
Cooking..... - by alaric - 10-20-2008, 04:48 PM
Cooking..... - by alaric - 10-20-2008, 04:58 PM
Cooking..... - by SmileBugMG - 10-20-2008, 06:09 PM
Cooking..... - by Paloma - 10-20-2008, 07:09 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-20-2008, 09:06 PM
Cooking..... - by HappyWife - 10-20-2008, 09:12 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-20-2008, 09:22 PM
Cooking..... - by Anthem - 10-20-2008, 11:08 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-20-2008, 11:21 PM
Cooking..... - by jovan66102 - 10-20-2008, 11:58 PM
Cooking..... - by SmileBugMG - 10-21-2008, 09:38 AM
Cooking..... - by Mhoram - 10-21-2008, 10:03 AM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-21-2008, 10:38 AM
Cooking..... - by Paloma - 10-21-2008, 10:53 AM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-21-2008, 11:20 AM
Cooking..... - by Belloc - 10-21-2008, 03:37 PM
Cooking..... - by SaraLucille - 10-21-2008, 03:47 PM
Cooking..... - by introibo - 10-21-2008, 05:25 PM
Cooking..... - by pander44 - 10-21-2008, 11:13 PM
Cooking..... - by introibo - 10-22-2008, 08:39 AM
Cooking..... - by Theresa - 10-22-2008, 01:37 PM
Cooking..... - by introibo - 10-22-2008, 04:18 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-22-2008, 04:30 PM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-22-2008, 04:40 PM
Cooking..... - by pander44 - 10-22-2008, 06:12 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-22-2008, 07:58 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-22-2008, 09:03 PM
Cooking..... - by Theresa - 10-22-2008, 09:21 PM
Cooking..... - by SaraLucille - 10-22-2008, 09:45 PM
Cooking..... - by Paloma - 10-22-2008, 09:51 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-22-2008, 09:55 PM
Cooking..... - by jovan66102 - 10-22-2008, 09:57 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-22-2008, 09:59 PM
Cooking..... - by Theresa - 10-22-2008, 11:21 PM
Cooking..... - by Mhoram - 10-23-2008, 05:03 AM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-23-2008, 08:33 AM
Cooking..... - by frerejacques - 10-23-2008, 10:00 AM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-23-2008, 10:13 AM
Cooking..... - by frerejacques - 10-23-2008, 10:30 AM
Cooking..... - by Paloma - 10-23-2008, 12:22 PM
Cooking..... - by Texican - 10-23-2008, 12:53 PM
Cooking..... - by Mhoram - 10-23-2008, 01:17 PM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-23-2008, 01:19 PM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-23-2008, 01:19 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-23-2008, 03:26 PM
Cooking..... - by Paloma - 10-23-2008, 03:30 PM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-23-2008, 04:46 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-23-2008, 05:44 PM
Cooking..... - by HappyWife - 10-24-2008, 01:05 PM
Cooking..... - by Texican - 10-29-2008, 01:50 AM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-29-2008, 08:46 AM
Cooking..... - by SmileBugMG - 10-29-2008, 09:52 AM
Cooking..... - by Mhoram - 10-29-2008, 11:23 AM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 11-03-2008, 01:33 PM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 11-03-2008, 03:15 PM
Cooking..... - by Texican - 11-03-2008, 03:39 PM
Cooking..... - by jovan66102 - 11-03-2008, 03:49 PM
Cooking..... - by Theresa - 11-03-2008, 03:57 PM
Cooking..... - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 11-03-2008, 07:14 PM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 11-05-2008, 09:45 AM



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