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Old August 2, 2016   #1
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Default 18th Century Cooking.

18th Century Cooking AKA 1700's
As many of you know I am a fanatic about what they ate years ago compared to what we eat today.
I am also very interested in how they preserved things in a life without modern canning, refrigeration or chemicals.
This morning I stumbled upon this YouTube channel and found it very well done with a lots of good information it it.
Plus a lot of history as well about life back then with recipes and cooking.
They are short and to the point.

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Here is one about 6 methods of preserving fresh eggs in the 18th century.
The number one method is to put them in slacked lime.
Take note the guy goes to a builders supply to get his lime.
This is the same lime you would use in pickling and making hominy.
One thing he mentions is it isn't the same lime in the garden section, this isn't quite true there are different limes in the garden section.
The slacked lime method had a 100% rate of preservation after I think he said 6 months and reports of 2 years.

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We love James Towsend and Sons! We have plans to build a cob oven from their instructions. The video's are both instructional and enjoyable to watch. And his daughter is a doll!
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Well, there goes the rest of my day...

That site is a great find. Thanks for posting the link!
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Folks as you well know I am always looking at stuff about cooking and many other things.
I just check the TV every now and them to make sure the world hasn't came to an end.
I have never seen this place before.
As a matter of fact last night I was about to look at a review on a mini milling machine and went to bed and just closed my computer so I wouldn't lose my place as to where it was.
This morning I saw over in the video section one about (What is Hominy) so I looked at it.
The rest is history pardon the pun.
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Well, there goes the rest of my day...
The rest of the day? How 'bout the rest of the week? There are hundreds of the things!



Btw, I posted the link to his bread section in a thread about resurrecting old grains. Killed the thread.
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The rest of the day? How 'bout the rest of the week? There are hundreds of the things!



Btw, I posted the link to his bread section in a thread about resurrecting old grains. Killed the thread.
You didnt kill the thread it was in the Tomato section and got moved to the your 2 cents section where many people dont go for food related subjects.

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I just ran across the Jas. Townsend and Son channel. Literally hundreds of videos on old living and cooking.

Here is the series on 18th Century Bread:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...F368B5848077C3
Don't even ask me how I remember this stuff.


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