Thursday, November 8, 2012

Follow Friday - An accumulation of my weekly research - 6

Friday is here again! What a week.  I really got a start yesterday when someone informed me that it is only 6 weeks to Christmas.  This week I would like to share some sites that are a little off the track from the normal family tree research but fit in with my interest in knowing more about the times and customs that our ancestors lived in. 

This research was triggered by an old recipe book, Cassell's New Universal Cookery Book  that was given to me by an  Aunt when I was a teenager.  I shared a short story on this book in one of my earlier blogs "Family Recipe Friday - Recipes from the Past".   The book contains a fascinating collection of old recipies and details about the running of a home at the end of the 19th Century and sparked my interest to find out what other online resources there are about the food, recipies and kitchen customs of our ancestors.  Here is a brief summary of some of the sites I have found.  If you know of others please share them as I would like to delve into this more.


Old Recipe Blog:

The Old Foodie:

18thC Cuisine:

The History Chef:

The Shiksa Blog: Exploring the Fascinating History of Food :

My Grandmas' Recipies:

Cookit, Victorian Food Facts and History:

Food History Jottings:

Getting Started in Food History:

Food Tracks:

Other Sites of Interest

The Food Time Line:

Online Culinary History Network:

English Cuisine History and information about English Cooking, Food and Recipies:

FoodWise: Australian Food History:

Baking History: the Joy of baking:

German Cooking through the Hands of my Ancestors:

 The Dictionery of Victorian London:


  1. I am glad you found it interesting, it is an area that I would like to delve into more, but having the time to pursue this is a problem.