Food Fun and Facts - Recipes from the 1800's - 100 Year Old Recipes and Cooking Tips

Recipes from the Nineteenth Century and Very Early 20th Century


Caraway Seed Cake Recipe
Recipe over 100 Years old For a Cake made with Caraway Seeds!

Governor's Sauce Recipe
From the Magic Cookbook, 1906

Hard Tack Bread Recipe
Recipe for Civil War Bread

How to Preserve a Husband Recipe
An Poem from the 1800's that is Unique!

Measurements used in 19th Century Cooking
Dry and Wet Measurements from the 1800's

Very Old Mince Meat Recipe
Made with stew beef and suet

Old Fashioned Vinegar Recipe
Interesting Recipe for Making Vinegar

Pepper Haste Recipe
Made with Cabbage and Peppers

Recipe for Small Layer Cake
Very Good and Simple Recipe for Layer Cake

Spice Cakes Recipe
Spice Cake made with Caraway and Coriander seeds

Susie's Layer Cake Recipe
100 year old recipe for cake

Recipe for Syllabub Pudding
From an 1855 cookbook

Wedding Cake Recipe
This cake uses 50 eggs!

Most of the Recipes are from Antique Cookbooks, such as "Directions for Cookery in It's Various Branches" by Miss Leslie Published in 1843, 18th edition - And Other Old Cookbooks, such as the Magic Cookbook and very old recipes that are hand written





While unpacking boxes of old family books recently, Elizabeth Gilbert rediscovered a dusty, yellowed hardcover called At Home on the Range, originally written by her great-grandmother, Margaret Yardley Potter.

Having only been peripherally aware of the volume, Gilbert dug in with some curiosity, and soon found that she had stumbled upon a book far ahead of its time.

Part scholar and part crusader for a more open food conversation, Potter espoused the importance of farmer’s markets and ethnic food (Italian, Jewish, and German), derided preservatives and culinary shortcuts, and generally celebrated a devotion to epicurean adventures.

Reading this practical and humorous cookbook, it’s not hard to see that Gilbert inherited her great-grandmother’s love of food and her warm, infectious prose.
At Home on the Range



Parenting Tips
Tips for Parents of Kids of all ages

Pet Goodies for Dogs & Cats
Make Your Own Dog and Cat Food, plus Dog and Cat Care and Fun with Pets

Recipes from the 1800's
100 Year Old Recipes and Household Hints for you to try

Sewing Tips
Helpful Sewing and Knitting Tips for the beginning sewer

Thanksgiving Recipes
Thanksgiving recipes and Menus plus Thanksgiving Information and Entertaining

Wine and Beer Information
Beer And Wine Recipes & games plus tips on making and buying wine and beer





Complete reproduction of the Vintage Drinks and Cocktail Book "American & other Drinks - Cocktail, Punches & Fancy Drinks".

Originally published in 1878 "American & Other Drinks" is one of the great classic cocktail books of all times.

A huge collection of rare cocktail recipes and punch recipes to mix fancy drinks.
Dedicated to all bartenders and cocktail lovers!
American & Other Drinks 1878 Reprint: Cocktails, Punches & Fancy Drinks





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Very Old Farmhouse Kitchen


Old Measurements from the 1800's
Liquid and Dry Measures from Back in the Day

Women in Mourning in the Nineteenth Century
Mourning Etiquette from the 1800's

Books about the 19th Century Woman and Home
Suggested Good Books to Read About Life in the 1800's America

More Books about Women in America in the 1800's
More Good Books on Family Life in the Nineteenth Century

Women Pioneers in American Memory
Research Guide for Pioneer Women in America

Links to Sites about Pioneer Women in the American West
Great Sites for Information about Nineteenth Century Women in the West

Cooking Tips and Recipes from the 1800's
Interesting Cooking Tips, Household Hints and Recipes from the 19th Century

Cookbook Reviews
Reviews on the Best Cookbooks Old and New




Food Fun and Facts has over 900 pages of Recipes, Household Hints and Homemaking Information

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Allergy Recipes
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Army Air Corp Photos WWII
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Baking Tips
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Beverages
Recipes for all types of drinks
Include Old Remedy for curing drinking too much alcohol

Book Care and Repair
Learn how to clean and repair books

Children's Recipes
Easy Kids Recipes to Make with your Kids

Chinese New Year
Information about Chinese New Year and Chinese New Year Recipes

Christmas Entertaining Recipes
Christmas Recipes, Menu's for Christmas and Information for Entertaining at Christmas

Cookbook Reviews
Read reviews on Cookbooks published in the past ten years

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Fun with Food
Fun with Food ,Fun Facts and Food Games

Food Trivia
Great Fun with Food Trivia and Food Trivia Games

Halloween Fun
Recipes for Halloween and Halloween Fun Ideas









Like pages torn from the culinary history of The Old West, Sowbelly and Sourdough conjures up visions of mealtimes at chuck wagons in dusty cow camps.

Sowbelly and Sourdough:
Original Recipes from the Trail Drives and Cow Camps of the 1800s




"Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management"
Was and is still hugely popular.

First published in 1861, nearly two million copies were sold by 1868.
"Know Your Onions or Mrs Beeton's Hinterland" contains recipes and household hints from books and magazines published from about 1820 to the 1860s; books and magazines that may have influenced Mrs Beeton.

Some of the recipes and household hints are from Samuel Beeton's "Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine" and may well have been contributed by Mrs Beeton herself. "Know Your Onions or Mrs Beeton's Hinterland" is a treasure trove jam-packed with old recipes and household hints, mostly from the early to mid nineteenth century.

In this book you will come across such delights as: how to cook and prepare a boar's head (not for the squeamish!); how to pacify a cross baby; how to restore rancid butter by using animal charcoal; a cure for baldness; and much, much more.

If you enjoy cookery books, then you will love this book.
Know Your Onions or Mrs Beeton's Hinterland:
A Nineteenth Century Cookery and Household Miscellany






Pioneer temperaments, Jacqueline Williams shows, were greatly influenced by that which was stewable, bakable, broilable, and boilable.

Using travelers' diaries, letters, newspaper advertisements, and nineteenth-century cookbooks, Williams re-creates the highs and lows of cooking and eating on the Oregon Trail.

She investigates the mundane--biscuits and bacon, mush and coffee--as well as the unexpected--carbonated soda made from bubbling spring water; ice cream created from milk, snow, and peppermint; fresh fruits and vegetables.

Understanding what and how the pioneers ate, Williams demonstrates, is essential to understanding how they lived and survived--and sometimes died--on the trail.
Wagon Wheel Kitchens: Food on the Oregon Trail



Herbal Remedies
Old Time Herbal Remedies for Home Use

Herbs and Spices
Information on how to use herbs and spices

Household Hints
Must Have Household Hints and Cleaning Tips for the Entire Family

Kids Crafts and Recipes
Easy Children's Crafts for Kids

Kids Links
Safe Educational Fun Sites for Kids of all ages

Memorial Day Information
Information about Memorial Day-What does Memorial Day Mean?

Nineteenth Century American Women
Information, Recipes, Household Hints, and Books about 19th Century American Women and Families

Nineteenth Century Advertising

Old Advertising information including Trade Cards and Links to Good Books about collecting old advertisement items

Nutrition
Nutrition for the whole Family-Calories, Vitamins, Minerals and Diet information