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Very old cookbooks and cookbooks of very old recipes.


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Very old cookbooks and cookbooks of very old recipes.

nokitchen | Oct 3, 2012 11:33 AM

I want to make some recipes from time past and am soliciting advice on each of the following:

American Colonial -- pre revolution
Italy prior to the introduction of tomatoes
Pre-Renaissance England and continental Europe
fermented anything (beer, wine, meads, exotic fermentations, etc.) prior to 1850 anywhere in the world.

Do you have recommendations for period cookbooks or for more current cookbooks or websites that have authentic recipes from the relevant places and times?

My contribution for the curious: The gentleman who runs ( has translated some Indian recipes from the mid to late 1500's as found in an emperor's house papers. He has also interpreted some of them.

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