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bread baking day #04--Bread & Spices

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manuela

bread baking day #04--Bread & Spices

I just posted the roundup of bbd#04 which I hosted. The theme was Bread & Spices. There were 25 bakers that participated with great recipes.

You can see all of them here:

http://bakinghistory.wordpress.com/2007/12/04/bbd-04-roundup/

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Noodlelady

Hi Manuela!

Thanks for posting the link to your blog and hosting Bread Baking Day #4. It's interesting to see what others come up with.

Just curious to know where you get all of your historic recipes. Do you have a huge collection of cookbooks or do you get them online? I have a collection of mostly reproduction cookbooks from the 1860s and before. I've been to the site "Feeding America" http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/cookbooks/html/browse.html which is a great resource for anyone interested in old cookbooks.

Noodlelady 

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manuela

Hi Noodlelady,

 

I have some antique cookbooks (not as many as I'd like :-), some reproductions, but there are also many databases that offer these books free to download. The Feeding America site is among my favorites, infcat I linked it from my blog.

But there are also other sources: for example Google books, eBooks, project Gutemberg, and others from Europe e.g. Liber,Liber . Usually University libraries, or large city libraries such as NYC have online archives you can access. There are also booksellers of course that specialize in old and antique cookbooks, and I have seen that in some cases the prices are very affordable, for instance I found a copy of Lowney's Cook Book for about $20--and in fair condition.

manuela