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Toast with chimney soot 1651

Toast with chimney soot 1651

Different times, different tastes.. Digging through archives in search of old (European) recipes; you come across a lot of recipes that are forgotten for a reason. Flamingo, crane, lark, whale and other animals we are not allowed to hunt anymore..or some recipes are just “why?”. 

German eelsoup 1845

German eelsoup 1845

This German eelsoup from 1845 comes from a cookbook with a long name like usual in that era; “Praktisches Kochbuch. Zuverlässige und selbstgeprüfte Recepte der gewöhnlichen und feineren Küche. Practische Anweisung zur Bereitung von verschiedenartigen Speisen, kalten und warmen Getränken, Gelees, Gefrornem, Backwerken, sowie zum