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1700 BC - The Oldest Known “Cook Book” in the World

You might be thinking that cook books are rather resent,
historicly speeking but:

The oldest known cookbook in the world, written on clay tablets, goes back as far as the second millennium BC. 356 more words

Gamle Kokebøker

Medieval Monday - Fine Cakes / Fine Kaker

An easy cake recipe found on food.com

Note from MoneyGirl who posted the recipe on food.com: I got this recipe from a Medieval website. I had to do a report on Medieval cooking. Everyone loved these cakes.


Medieval Monday - Parsnip Fritters / Stekt Pastinakk

A historic recipe found on The Boston Globe

in Context: Like carrots, parsnips are native to Eurasia and have been eaten there since ancient times. 257 more words


Medieval Monday - Rys

An early European recipe for rice found on Kitchen History

 Anje who runs Kitchen History writes: This recipe comes from a book called Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books… 66 more words


17th Century Recipes, Fit for a Gala

By Arlene Shaner, Historical Collections Librarian

The New York Academy of Medicine hosted its annual fund-raising gala at the Mandarin Oriental on June 14th.  Gala attendees had the opportunity to sample two treats based on recipes from one of our favorite manuscript receipt books. 400 more words

History Of Medicine

Colonial Innkeeper's Pie

Today I have a colonial era recipes to share.  I found this particular one on Pinterest and have to say it was not what I was expecting but tasted delicious.   81 more words