Thursday, December 27, 2012

Cloud City Cookbook 1889 free pdf download link

Like old cookbooks? Leadville Colorado 1889

I love this preface especially about the poor cooking part:

"Of making many books there is no end," said a wise man;
but probably he had good cooks. There is a "place" for all
things as well as a "time," and every hungry man knows the
place for a good dinner. If the shortest road to man's heart is
by way of his stomach, then the projectors of this little volume
think they have struck it rich. So, like all other authors, we have
written to meet a "long felt want." There are cook-books and
cook-books, but who ever saw a cook-book for " Cloud City"?
It is a well-established fact that in a high altitude the science
culinary has its local and peculiar laws. It is commonly held
that a different proportion of ingredients is necessary, as well as
a different Jength of time. It is even claimed by some that
more fuel is required here than in a lower altitude. Be this as it
may, it is well established that the husband, who has recently
brought his wife from the East, is not in healthy employment
when he reminds her of the superior ([uality of his mother's
cooking. He must wait until she has learned the new conditions
in her new world. Without a scientific explanation of why the
boiling point is reached at lower temperature here than at lower
altitude, or whether this one fact accounts for the necessity of
different proportions of ingredients in cookery, the Ladies of
the Congregational Church gracefully bow themselves before the
public with a genuine blessing to every family. Poor cooking
is responsible for much of the wretched health of women and
children, and much of the drinking habit among men. If, by
gathering together in this little volume the wisest experience,
wrought out in the peculiar conditions of this lofty altitude, we
are able to bring peace and happiness to the home, our ambition
shall have been amply satisfied.
Ladies Congregational Church.

Old Recipes for (and including OLD ADVERTISEMENTS and a bunch of yellowed blank pages)

  • Soups
  • Breads
  • Salads
  • Pies
  • Cake
  • Puddings and Sauces
  • Dessert
  • Miscellaneous
  • Cookies 
  • Household Hints 

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