Food

WWI Wednesday: Housekeeping in Wartime

This earlier post on rationing in wartime discusses the change in eating habits and heating methods, and now we’ll look at some recipes that filled the newspapers and cookery books of the day. Leek and Pork Pie Cut up small one bundle of leeks, wash, and place them in salted boiling water. Let boil twenty …

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Antiques

Edwardian Kitchen Wizardry

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll usually catch me tweeting about food or snapping pictures of my latest culinary masterpiece. When I am not adding books to my research library, I am stuffing my kitchen with as many appliances and utensils as possible. In series’ three and four of Downton Abbey (the …

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Food

Feeding the House of Commons

DURING the last five years Colonel Mark Lockwood, M.P., was Chairman of the Kitchen Committee of the House of Commons. This post is not a bed of roses; in the consideration of some persons it is not even a post of credit, as Colonel Lockwood explains in an interesting article on the Kitchen Committee in …

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