Vintage Recipes

Over 32,000 entries from more than 80 cookbooks dating back to 1658. More recipes and other interesting items added every week!

Recently Added Recipes

from The Century Cook Book (1901) Added 16 March 2015.
Shad au Gratin
from Hand-Book of Practical Cookery (1884) Added 16 March 2015.
Raised Turkey Pie with a Tongue
from The Art of Cookery (1802) Added 16 March 2015.
Rice Griddle Cakes
from The New Royal Cook Book (1920) Added 16 March 2015.
Fairmount Cake
from The New Royal Cook Book (1920) Added 16 March 2015.

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Vintage Cookbooks

Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book
Published in 1920, written by Mary A. Wilson of Mrs. Wilson's Cooking School, Philadelphia.
The Queen-like Closet or Rich Cabinet
Published in 1672, written by Hannah Wolley.
The White House Cookbook
Published in 1887, written by Mrs. F.L. Gillette and Hugo Ziemann, Steward of the White House.
American Cookery
Published in 1796, written by Amelia Simmons, an American Orphan.
Simple Italian Cookery
Written by Antonia Isola.

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Food Descriptions
Wondering what Junket is? Or what Assiettes are? Find out in this section.
Find out what was served at the White House for General Grant's Birthday Dinner. Or how much food you need for a Supper for Fifty.
Tips & Hints
Stubborn laundry stains? Annoying crickets in the house? Lots of old-fashioned advice here.
Terms, Weights, Measures
How much is "butter the size of an egg"? How hot is a "rather hot" oven?
Cooking Methods & Techniques
Find out how to render fat. Or how to mix frozen foods.

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