The Old Foodie
A food history story and recipe every weekday of the year.
Online Menu Collections.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
The Ceylon Dinner, 1875.
Over the years I have posted quite a number of menus for late nineteenth century civic and other official dinners. I think it is fair to s...
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Supper for Persons of Moderate Fortune, 1796.
Modern recipe writers generally note how many persons a dish will serve, and they occasionally suggest accompanying dishes or even comple...
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Potatoes for Breakfast, Dinner, Supper (WW I era)
An American “Southern Food Expert and Lecturer” by the name of Bessie R. Murphy compiled and edited a wonderful set of books called the Thr...
Sunday, April 09, 2017
A Frenchman’s view of English food in 1823.
In 1823 a French liberal economist called Jérôme-Adolphe Blanqui visited England and Scotland. The narrative of his travels was later publi...
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