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Propagating Wild Yeast for Reenactments


Today, if you asked 50 people about how to start a wild yeast culture for making sourdough bread, it’s likely you’ll get 100 different answers, but in reality, all it takes is a little bit of flour, some water and…

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September 29, 2017


Akara Recipe


Akara is a simple, easy to make snack that was frequently made in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Dried Black-eyed Peas Onions Parsley flour Boiling water Lard First, pulverize the dried black-eyed peas into very small pieces. Add to…

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A Fanciful Yet Easy Asparagus Soup


This delicious Asparagus Soup recipe from Elizabeth Cleland’s A new and easy methods of cookery (1755). Many of this recipe's techniques, including roux, food coloring, bone broth, and court-bouillon (the ingredients boiled in the soup that are removed before eating)…

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September 28, 2017


Rye and Indian Bread


This is called Rye and Indian bread, because it’s made of part rye flour and part Indian meal or sometimes we call it cornmeal. You can use just those two grains to make the flour, or you can add wheat…

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Simple Boiled Plum Pudding


Many people hear the word pudding today and they think about some little custardy stuff in a cup or something you buy at the grocery store in a box and mix it up with some milk. Pudding has a much…

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An Onion Soup Recipe from 1801


This recipe for onion soup is out of John Mollard’s 1801 cookbook, “The Art of Cooking Made Easy and Refined”. 4 oz. Butter 4 tbsps. Flour 8 midsized Onions of choice Salt 3 qts. Beef Stock 4 Egg Yolks 1…

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A White Pot Recipe


A White Pot with Raisins and Dates Serves 1 - 6 (depending on how polite you are) The name “White Pot” originates from the Devon region of England. But this sweet, buttery custard bread pudding, layered with sweetmeats (dried fruits)…

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Master Wood Turner Erv Tschanz


In this special video, master wood turner Erv Tschanz shares his passion for the craft. Erv is one of several skilled artisans that sells handcrafted items through Jas. Townsend & Son. The treenware cherry wood plate being made in this…

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September 13, 2017


Weaver/Trapper Interview: Experiencing History Through Reenacting


We've been busy interviewing fellow reenactors for the purpose of inspiring and encouraging viewers who are interested in getting involved in historical reenacting but don't know how to begin. Today we interview Tony Baker, a weaver by trade, who has…

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Starting a Living History Group from Scratch


It took an idea and a group of friends, and it went from there. Albert Roberts tells the story of how the innovative historical interpretive group "The HMS Acasta" was born. http://ift.tt/2wQkO31 More great information! ***************************** Our Retail Website -…

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1824 English Gingerbread

Today’s episode features another recipe that ties into our Chemical Leaving Discussion. Although this is a newer recipe than most of our others, it is a great example of early Chemical Leavening.
RECIPE: Start with two cups of flour and stir in two teaspoons of powdered ginger. Mix in one cup of warmed “Light” or “Barbados” molasses. Divide a few tablespoons of milk evenly, and with half of it, dissolve 3/4 teaspoon of pearl ash. In the other half, dissolve one teaspoon of alum. Bake in a well buttered pan or tin for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.

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American Potash Cake

Today’s episode is another companion piece to our Chemical Leavening Discussion. It’s a recipe found in a letter to the editor in the Monthly Magazine (London) in 1799 — a very early account of using Potash as a leavening agent. Recipe: Start with a pound of Rye flour and rub in 4 ounces of pork lard. In a seperate bowl, mix a cup of sour milk and 4 ounces of Light or Barbados molasses. in a seperate bowl, dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of Pearl Ash in 1/4 cup of water. Add this to your milk mixture, stir, and quickly add to your flour. Blend well, turn out onto a floured surface, then roll out to 1/2 or 3/4 an inch thick. Cut to any shape you wish, and bake in a 400 degree oven for 16 – 18 minutes.

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1796 Honey Gingerbread

It’s another wonderful dish from Amelia Simmons – American Cookery. Gingerbread in the 18th Century! This is an accompanying cooking episode to our Early Chemical Leavening video series. RECIPE: Start with 3 1/2 cups of flour. Add to this 1 tablespoon of ginger, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, 3 tablespoons of diced candied orange peel, and 1/3 cup of white sugar. In a seperate bowl, beat one egg well and mix in 2/3 a cup of honey. Measure out 1 1/4 cups of sour milk and completely dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of Pearl Ash into it. Add this to your honey and egg mixture, then add to your flour. Turn out onto a floured surface, knead, then roll out to 1/2 or 3/4 inch. Cut in any shape you like, and bake for 25 minutes at 325 degrees.

Chemical Leaving Discussion – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_ozzlKJivA&list=PL4e4wpjna1vySZZLECS0Z7dABedvx2-pe

Cookbook: Amelia Simmons, American Cookery – http://www.townsends.us/american-cookery-cookbook-bk626-p-1419.html

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Early American Christmas Cookie

Today we prepare a tasty treat from Amelia Simmons – American Cookery.

Cookbook: Amelia Simmons, American Cookery – http://www.townsends.us/american-cookery-cookbook-bk626-p-1419.html

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1796 Holiday Feast

Today we get together and sample all the wonderful holiday dishes we’ve been preparing over the last several weeks! All the recipes here are from Amelia Simmons – American Cookery.

Cookbook: Amelia Simmons, American Cookery – http://www.townsends.us/american-cookery-cookbook-bk626-p-1419.html

Turkey Episode

Bread Stuffing Episode

Sweet Potato Episode

Indian Pudding Episode

Pumpkin Pie Episode

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Pumpkin Pie 18th

A delicious Pumpkin Pie from Amelia Simmons – American Cookery.

Cookbook: Amelia Simmons, American Cookery – http://www.townsends.us/american-cookery-cookbook-bk626-p-1419.html

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Indian Pudding

A tasty Indian pudding from Amelia Simmons – American Cookery.

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Sweet Potato Pudding

Today we prepare a delicious pudding using Sweet Potatoes, a perfect addition to our holiday feast! Join us as we continue our holiday meal series with recipes from Amelia Simmons 1796 collection, “American Cookery.”

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Bread Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce

We continue our holiday meal series with recipes from Amelia Simmons 1796 collection, “American Cookery.” In this episode, we followup our roasted turkey with a savory stuffing recipe (out-of-the-bird), as well as a wonderfully easy and delicious cranberry jelly. As an added bonus, we’ll show you just how easy it is to use the cranberry jelly to make an incredible cranberry tart.

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Holiday Turkey

This is part 1 of a 6 part series that focuses on recipes from Amelia Simmons’ 1796 cookbook, “American Cookery.” The dishes we’ve selected are perfect for the holiday season. We’ll bring all the dishes in this series together in the final episode for a holiday feast! In this episode, we demonstrate how to truss a bird and use a reflector oven along with cooking a chicken by hanging it on a string by the fire.

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