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Salmon Pasties

Michael Dragoo joins us again to show us a recipe for “Salmon Pasties – The Italian Way”. It comes from the 1805 cookbook “Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy” by Hannah Glasse. Help support the channel with Patreon ▶…

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March 21, 2018

“Pennsylvania Swankey”

Our suggested books on brewing▶… ▶▶ In today’s episode, Jon is transported back to 1836 as he visits Prairietown, part of Conner Prairie Interactive History Park in Fishers, Indiana. Martha Zimmerman (portrayed by historical interpreter Kim McCann) shares a…

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Baked Apple Pudding

This Baked Apple Pudding comes from the 1794 cookbook “Domestic Economy” by Maximilian Hazlemore. The flavor combination in this dish is excellent, and yes, 8 ounces of butter are in this pudding. Enjoy! Help support the channel with Patreon ▶…

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Turnip Ragout

Michael Dragoo joins us in the kitchen once again! In this episode we prepare a “Turnip Ragout”. This recipe is from the 1824 cookbook “The Virginia Housewife” by Mary Randolph. This is a delicious, easy recipe with some surprising ingredients!…

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Corn and Eels

Eels! That’s right, eels! We’re making a version of fall succotash based on a reference in the travel journal of George Loskiel from 1794. This recipe, as well as Loskiel’s journal, helps Jon and the crew connect to local history…

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“Mushrumps” In Cream

Our good friend Michael Dragoo is in the kitchen again! Today Jon and Michael prepare a dish called “To Dress A Dish Of Mushrumps” from Martha Washington’s “Booke of Cookery”. This one is perfect for sharing at living history events!…

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Today’s recipe is easily one of the best desserts we’ve ever made. This apple dumpling comes from “The London Art Of Cookery” by John Farley in 1792. You have to try it! Apple Pudding Episode ▶ ▶▶ Short Paste…

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A Peach Recipe 200 Years Old

It’s the perfect time of year for Peaches! Today we have a recipe from 1787 for a Peach Tart. This dish comes from “Cookery and Pastry” by Susanna Maciver. This one was an experiment, we hope you enjoy it! Help…

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Salted Cod With Eggs At Mount Vernon

We couldn’t stay away! We’re back at George Washington’s Mount Vernon for a bonus episode with Deb Colburn. Today she has a recipe for “Dressing A Salt Cod”. Enjoy! Mount Vernon’s YouTube Channel ▶… ▶▶ Help support the channel…

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Farina Soup

This recipe for “Farina Soup” comes from a 1795 German Cookbook, the title of which translates, “Instructions Of All Kind Of Cookery And Pastry.” Thanks to Kayla and Karen at Old Salem Museums and Gardens, who are presently translating two…

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A Girl Bundling Asparagus – Atkinson 1771

A Girl Bundling Asparagus - Atkinson 1771John Atkinson, active 1770-1775  from Yale Center for British Art

We are back in the kitchen with Atkinson again.  This painting is chock full of interesting items to study.

Detail: produce,garden tools, washtub, wood bucket, carrots, lettuce, asparagus, baskets, pottle basket, fruit, grapes, table, cabinet, pitcher, jug, basin, mug, lantern, birdcage, bowl, storage jar, bags, bench, ladies clothing, bird, onions,  shovel, stairs, knife, hinges, shoes.

Kitchen Scene – Atkinson 1771

John Atkinson, active 1770-1775    from Yale Center for British Art

I wish this artist has done more work.   I look at this painting and my eyes just don’t know where to stop, there are so many things of which to make note.  Isn’t this a kitchen we all wish we had tucked away behind our real house.   I was caught by his tied shoes and his breeches being tied at the knee, also his lack of neck-wear.  Is that a greatcoat that he wore to work this morning hanging on the wall behind him?  I like the elevated cook surface that we can see in the background by the large open hearth.  And don’t forget the kitchen cat!

Detail: Produce, onions, lettuce, carrots, washtub, pitcher,  chair, ladle, bench, cat, brass kettle, basket, fowl, rabbit, case bottle, wall nook, great coat, bird cage, glass bottle, meat, S-hooks, pottle basket,milk pans, bowls, spit rack, tankard, candle box, hearth, crane, stool, table, cloth cap, sleeved waistcoat, apron, breeches, shoes, cat.


Scene in a London Street – Collet 1770

John Collet, ca. 1725-1780, British from Yale Center for British Art

Of course this one is so full that I won’t even try to mention everything.  It reminds me of Hogarth.  Don’t miss the dressed up dog.   Detail: jackets, sedan chair, sailors, striped caps, ladies hat, pottle baskets, swords, dirk, dogs, great coat,  neckwear, chimney sweep, striped knit caps.

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