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Suppers – Novel Suggestions for Social Occasions

Suppers - Novel Suggestions for Social Occasions is a small book, but one of my favourites.  It was compiled by Paul Pierce in 1907, and is full of intriguing menu and party ideas.  Even though styles of entertaining have changed drastically... Continue Reading →

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A Few Etiquette Pointers

Annie R. Gregory has 3 and a half pages dedicated to table etiquette tips in her 1907 Woman's Favourite Cook Book.  I won't list them all, but I'll give you some of the less obvious ones to help you get... Continue Reading →

A Christmas Menu, 1907 Style

For those of you who haven't yet planned your Christmas menu, or those who are curious about how holiday meals have changed over the years, I'll be posting a few different Christmas menus over the next couple of weeks.  I... Continue Reading →

Cream of Banana Soup

Since there are so many recipes, tips, and sometimes illustrations that defy explanation, Wednesdays will now be dedicated to these. Just a page from a book. I will not be trying them, but if you're brave enough to, please let us all know how it turned out!

What were they thinking???

Since there are so many recipes, tips, and sometimes illustrations that defy explaination, Wednesdays will now be dedicated to these. Just a page from a book. I will not be trying them, but if you're brave enough to, please let us all know how it turned out!

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