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Cooking

From Lint’s Library

The Virginia Housewife; Or, Methodical Cook

by Mary Randolph

13 minute read

Take four large bunches of asparagus, scrape it nicely, cut off one inch of the tops, and lay them in water, chop the stalks and put them on the fire with a piece of bacon, a large onion cut up, and pepper and salt; add two quarts of water, boil them till the stalks are quite soft, then pulp them through a sieve, and strain the water to it, which must be put back in the pot; put into it a chicken cut up, with the tops of asparagus which had been laid by, boil it until these last articles are sufficiently done, thicken with flour, butter and milk, and serve it up. Take the hind shin of beef, cut off all the flesh off the leg-bone, which must be taken away entirely, or the soup will be greasy. Wash the meat clean and lay it in a pot, sprinkle...

The Accomplisht Cook

by Robert May

18 minute read

H E is an Alien, a meer Stranger in England , that hath not been acquainted with your generous House-keepings; for my own part my more particular tyes of service to you my Honoured Lords, have built me up to the height of this Experience, for which this Book now at last dares appear to the World; those times which I tended upon your Honours were those Golden Days of Peace and Hospitality when you enjoyed your own, so as to entertain and releive others. Right Honourable, and Right Worshipful, I have not only been an eye-witness, but interested A3v by my attendance; so as that I may justly acknowledge those Triumphs and magnificent Trophies of Cookery that have adorned your Tables; nor can I but confess to the world, except I should be Guilty of the highest Ingratitude, that the only structure of this my Art and knowledge, I owed to...

Science In The Kitchen

by E. E. (Ella Ervilla) Kellogg

15 minute read

A man's food, when he has the means and opportunity of selecting it, suggests his moral nature. Many a Christian is trying to do by prayer that which cannot be done except through corrected diet.— Talmage. Our pious ancestors enacted a law that suicides should be buried where four roads meet, and that a cart-load of stones should be thrown upon the body. Yet, when gentlemen or ladies commit suicide, not by cord or steel, but by turtle soup or lobster salad, they may be buried on consecrated ground, and the public are not ashamed to read an epitaph upon their tombstones false enough to make the marble blush.— Horace Mann. It is related by a gentleman who had an appointment to breakfast with the late A.T. Stewart, that the butler placed before them both an elaborate bill of fare; the visitor selected a list of rare dishes, and was...

The American Frugal Housewife

by Lydia Maria Child

6 minute read

INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER 3 ODD SCRAPS FOR THE ECONOMICAL. 8 SOAP. 22 SIMPLE REMEDIES. 24 GRUEL. 30 EGG GRUEL. 31 ARROW-ROOT JELLY. 31 CALF'S FOOT JELLY. 31 TAPIOCA JELLY. 31 SAGO JELLY. 32 BEEF TEA. 32 WINE WHEY. 32 APPLE WATER. 32 MILK PORRIDGE. 32 STEWED PRUNES. 33 VEGETABLES. 33 HERBS. 36 CHEAP DYE-STUFFS. 38 MEAT CORNED, OR SALTED, HAMS, &c. 40 CHOICE OF MEAT. 43 COMMON COOKING. 47 VEAL. 47 CALF'S HEAD. 47 BEEF. 48 ALAMODE BEEF. 49 MUTTON AND LAMB. 49 PORK. 49 ROAST PIG. 50 SAUSAGES. 50 MINCE MEAT. 50 BEANS AND PEAS. 51 SOUSE. 52 TRIPE. 52 GRAVY. 52 POULTRY. 53 FRICASSEED CHICKEN, BROWN. 54 FRICASSEED CHICKEN, WHITE. 54 TO CURRY FOWL. 54 CHICKEN BROTH. 55 FISH. 57 PUDDINGS. 61 BAKED INDIAN PUDDING. 61 BOILED INDIAN PUDDING. 61 FLOUR OR BATTER PUDDING. 61 BREAD PUDDING. 62 RENNET PUDDING. 62 CUSTARD PUDDINGS. 62 RICE PUDDINGS. 63 BIRD'S NEST...