American Root Drugs

American Root Drugs

Alice Henkel

Prepared for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this paper was prepared by Alice Henkel, Assistant in Drug-Plant Investigations. The fifty drugs described include all the official roots found in this country, besides such nonofficial drugs as are most frequently quoted in drug catalogues.

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The Belgian Cook-Book

The Belgian Cook-Book

Mrs. Brian Luck

From the Preface: ‘The recipes in this little book have been sent by Belgian refugees from all parts of the United Kingdom, and it is through the kindness of these correspondents that I have been able to compile it. It is thought, also, that British cooking may benefit by the study of Belgian dishes.’

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The Curiosities of Ale and Beer

The Curiosities of Ale and Beer

John Bickerdyke

Illustrated with over 50 ‘quaint cuts’, this is, as the title suggests, a book about beer and ale, written in the late 19th century. With over 400 pages, this goes into some depth, covering things like the origin of ale, home brews, laws regarding beer and ale, and ballads and songs, to name just a few.

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Diabetic Cookery, Recipes and Menus

Diabetic Cookery, Recipes and Menus

Rebecca W. Oppenheimer

From the Preface: Because of her own need, the author became interested in diabetic foods given to patients in the highly successful treatments at Carlsbad and Neuenahr, where she spent her summers for eight years. Each year she saw the preparation of special recipes, worked out with scrupulous accuracy of measurement, and with unusual success in making the dietaries attractive to patients whose appetites were uncertain and difficult…

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An Encyclopaedia of Practical Recipes and Processes

An Encyclopaedia of Practical Recipes and Processes

Sidney Morse

This fully illustrated, thousand page book is superb. It’s basically a guide on how to run your house and make food. Everything you can think of is in this book, from sewing rooms, to how to choose the best lamps, from wooden floors, to ironing, from the ‘days routine’ to soap making, and from cleaning day to toilet preparations. And of course, loads and loads of recipes. A treasure trove of old timey household advice and recipes.

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The Encyclopedia of Gardening

The Encyclopedia of Gardening

T. W. Sanders

A dictionary of cultivated plants, etc., giving in alphabetical sequence the culture and propagation of hardy and half-hardy plants, trees and shrubs, orchids, ferns, fruit, vegetables, hothouse and greenhouse plants, etc., including their specific and common names.

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A Guide to Modern Cookery

A Guide to Modern Cookery

A. Escoffier

From the Preface: If the art of Cookery in all its branches were not undergoing a process of evolution, and if its canons could be once and for ever fixed, as are those of certain scientific operations and mathematical procedures, the present work would have no raison d’etre; inasmuch as there already exist several excellent culinary text-books in the English language. But everything is so unstable in these times of progress at any cost…

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Health through Rational Diet

Health through Rational Diet

Arnold Lorand

Practical Hints in Regard to Food and the Usefulness or Harmful Effects of the Various Articles of Diet. From the Preface: “Probably but very few physicians have so frequently an opportunity to observe the harmful consequences of a faulty mode of nourishment as one who is practising as a Carlsbad bath physician. It is a surprising fact that even scholars well versed in a great variety of subjects often display the veriest ignorance or…

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The New Dr. Price Cookbook

The New Dr. Price Cookbook

Unknown

From the Preface: ‘In presenting these recipes great care has been exercised to select only those that will be popular in every home, in order that the new Dr. Price Cook Book will be useful every meal every day the year through. Herein will be found many famous recipes, made more appealing than ever by the use of Dr. Price’s Phosphate Baking Powder—recipes that meet present-day conditions by economizing…

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Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine

Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine

William Carew Hazlitt

A mixture of a history of cookery books and some recipes. From the Introduction: ‘Man has been distinguished from other animals in various ways; but perhaps there is no particular in which he exhibits so marked a difference from the rest of creation — not even in the prehensile faculty resident in his hand — as in the objection to raw…

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Practical Farming and Gardening

Practical Farming and Gardening

Willis MacGerald

Fully illustrated. Chapters include, Modern Ideas in Soil Treatment and Tillage; Field Crops; Vegetable Garden and Trucking Crops; Fruit Culture and Forestry; Selecting and Feeding Farm Animals for Profit; Beef Making; Important Injurious Insects and Disease Affecting Field and Garden Crops; Wholesome Cooking Without Waste; and more.

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Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats

Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats

Miss Leslie

Seventy-five recipes divided into four sections. Recipes include: Puff Paste; Common Paste; Mince Pies; Plum Pudding; Lemon Pudding; Orange Pudding; Cocoa Nut Pudding; Almond Pudding; Black Cake, or Plum Cake; Sponge Cake; Almond Cake; French Almond Cake; A Cheesecake; A-la-mode Beef; Chicken Pudding; A boned Turkey; Collared Pork; Spiced Oysters, and many more.

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