I have for you today a wonderful book, “Science in the Kitchen”. A great compilation of recipes, kitchen set up, and detailed jam and jelly preserves, bread making. Though it is dated there is much to recommend it to a modern cook. And for those of you, much like me, who adore and often emulate our past, you will find a very detailed compendium of good kitchen advice and how-to.
I like this list of what one needs to supply their kitchen. I haven’t any idea what a “papier mache” tub is, other than quite literally a tub made of papier mache which would be less likely to chink or break glassware. If anyone knows of such 19th century items, let us know with a link to images in the comments.
A table such as this would certainly not be needed in a modern kitchen, with dishwashers and ample counter space, but I love the look of it. And the well thought out plan that one may use it when it is not a dishwashing area, as a prep sink. Such a contraption could also serve a good serviceable kitchen table with the hidden compartments used to store say extra dishes and things just used on holidays or other kitchen storage.
I think this wall cabinet a genius little set up. What a darling way to hold things for cooking and baking in a convenient and yet charming little cupboard. I think anyone with DIY experience could run one up to their specifications. And what a great use for those little antique architectural details you sometimes find at tag sages or shops. An old cornice or that wooden ornament or finial that once adorned a mantel or mirror. And a great way to use old glass or other material knobs.
A great spread with two recipes for a Picnic dinner:
This book contains at its end a 52 week long meal plan for every day of the year. Of course all the menus are included in the book. I think it an interesting way to see how American’s were eating at the time and also a helpful guide for our modern minds to consider when meal planning out a year in advance.
I hope all have a lovely day and tomorrow I will tackle the forum and place it back on this site.