[Sca-cooks] BAD sources for historical cooks

Patricia Collum pjc2 at cox.net
Wed Mar 12 17:03:43 PDT 2008

The first "period" cooking I did was a recipe from the Pepperidge Farm 
Cookbook. Even then I couldn't understand just why the author redacted it 
the way she did. It was chicken stewed in a ton of bacon grease with grapes.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "S CLEMENGER" <sclemenger at msn.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 2:55 PM
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] BAD sources for historical cooks

> I've also got an old (1950s) copy of a Pepperidge Farm Cookbook, which 
> features a section on cooking from old texts, and the warping of the 
> medieval and early modern recipes (to suit the audience at time of 
> publication? or just out of ignorance?) are sometimes alarming and other 
> times hilarious.  If you and Vittoria are interested, I could make you a 
> photocopy of some of that....Contact me off-list...
> --Maire

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