Friday, April 29, 2011

Culinary History Highlight: The Queen of the Kitchen (1886)

Inspired by today's royal wedding events, this Culinary History Highlight features the 1886 volume The Queen of the Kitchen.  Girls, although we may never have the chance to become the Queen of England, we now have the resource to help us become Queen of the Kitchen!  Note that this book contains "over one thousand Southern recipes"--just the information we need to reign over a household ;)

My favorite part about this book is that it contains not only recipes for food, but also information about practical household tasks, such as making and using cement and furniture varnish:

I doubt we'll see the new Princess Catherine making cement or varnishing her furniture, but surely this information could help you become Queen of the Kitchen!  You can read the entirety of this book online, or visit University Libraries' Special Collections to read the hard copy of this culinary history treasure . 

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