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Post by Peter Why » February 15th, 2006, 2:06 pm

"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) - The Whole Comprising a Comprehensive Cyclopedia For The Home".

It's fascinating (and yes, the title is "Whitehouse", but the book is clearly about cooking and home economics in The White House).

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/13923

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Post by thistlechick » February 15th, 2006, 2:12 pm

Peter, thanks for posting it here... it's now in the Suggestions list.
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Post by Starlite » September 26th, 2006, 5:03 am

Fernie, William Thomas
Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure


http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/19352

Is there any interest in this book? I would coordinate it if there is. :)
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Post by fae » September 26th, 2006, 9:32 am

Yes, it does look interesting. I love herbals and 'good-wifes'.

I'll do a section.

*runs away before anyone realizes I've said I'll record*

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Post by jimmowatt » September 26th, 2006, 10:00 am

At fiest I thought this a rather bizarre idea but upon reading the book I find the author is really quite chatty and tells some stories about the various herbs and the text is sprinkled with old rhymes.
Quite a fun book this so, yes
quite interested...
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Post by Starlite » September 26th, 2006, 1:22 pm

fae wrote:Yes, it does look interesting. I love herbals and 'good-wifes'.

I'll do a section.

*runs away before anyone realizes I've said I'll record*
I saw that Fae LOL

I will wait a little till another one of my projects finishes (should be soon) then start this one up. :)
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Post by thistlechick » September 26th, 2006, 5:52 pm

this is definitely of interest to me... we were just working on our plan for our herb, knot garden for next spring... =)
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Post by Starlite » September 26th, 2006, 6:08 pm

YEAH Betsie, I thought you might be interested. They are short chapters too so one can do them in a jiffy.
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Post by kayray » September 26th, 2006, 6:24 pm

Short chapters? Sign me up ;-)
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Post by kayray » September 25th, 2008, 5:19 pm

Far out! How amazing would it be if we made an audio book of that? We'd need a scholar to translate the script, though.
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Post by hugh » September 25th, 2008, 8:43 pm

transcribe or translate?

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Post by RuthieG » September 26th, 2008, 2:52 am

The Forme of Cury: A Roll of Ancient English Cookery Compiled, about A.D. 1390
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/8102

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Post by kayray » September 26th, 2008, 7:48 am

You rock, Ruthie, look at that :) :) :)

Hugh, I meant both transcribe and translate, thinking that the Middle English would be a bit much!
Take Almandes unblanched, waisshe hem, grynde hem, drawe hem up with
gode broth. do þerto thridde part of chiryse. þe stones. take oute
and grynde hem smale, make a layour of gode brede an powdour and salt
and do þerto. colour it with sandres so that it may be stondyng, and
florish it with aneys and with cheweryes, and strawe þeruppon and
serue it forth.
Funny how some of it is easy and some impossible... "do þerto thridde part of chiryse" what now?
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Post by RuthieG » September 26th, 2008, 8:05 am

The þ appears to be a 'th', so 'thereto,' 'thereupon,' 'the' etc. Chiryse and cheweryes are presumably cherries. It is challenging, but rather fun. :)
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