Monthly Archives: October 2011

Woman’s College Fudge, etc. (1916)

I was paging through the “Choice Recipes” booklet from Walter Baker & Co. the other day and noticed that one page contains three recipes for fudge, named after three different women’s colleges.  Absolutely fascinating.  Are these actually recipes from college … Continue reading

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War of 1812: Politicians keep in touch

I’m now working on transcribing some miscellaneous correspondence from the papers of Connecticut Governor John Cotton Smith.  Most of this is letters to the governor, including this one from Congressional Representative John Tallmadge, dated December 24, 1812: Since I came … Continue reading

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Vintage Cookery and Baking Powder Amounts

I’ve been short of time for my regular historical research projects, but I have two large bags of apples and went through my pamphlets in search of recipes.  While I was at it, I decided to look into the baking … Continue reading

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3 Chilling Vintage Cookery Pamphlets

That is to say, usage guides and recipes provided by refrigerator manufacturers. Our first item is from 1933: “Cooking With Cold” by the Kelvin Kitchen section of Kelvinator Sales Corporation of Detroit, Michigan.  It’s a beautifully designed booklet in what … Continue reading

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