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Victorian Food Recipes
Here at The Judge's Lodging we love Victorian food and cooking. Occasionally we even hold large Georgian & Victorian 5 course dinners, with around fifty dishes in each. Don't get the Curator talking about Victorian jellies - she's made loads and collects moulds. We're going to give our old ice-cream maker a go some time too (we're afraid we usually cheat by using a freezer). So, we love it so much we thought we'd share some of our favourite recipes with you. All of these are ones we have made ourselves. You'll also find some more recipes in our learning resource The Great Victorian Picnic.
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Cook books we like to use
Don't be put off by these books being old - many of them are still available in modern editions, if you want to look at them further.
Eliza Acton Modern Cookery for Private Families 1845
Anon Handwritten recipe notebook from Radnorshire (probably Rhayader), early Victorian, held in the Powys County Archives
Mrs Beeton The Book of Household Management 1859-61
Mistress Margaret Dods Cook and Housewife's Manual 1829
John Farley, The London Art of Cookery, 1783
Augusta Farwell Handwritten recipe notebook 1852
Charles Elmé Francatelli The Cook's Guide and Housekeeper's & Butler's Assistant 1884
Hannah Glasse, First Catch your Hare: The Art of Cookery Made Plain & Easy 1747
Henrietta A Hervey Anglo Indian Cookery at Home: A Short Treatise for Returned Exiles by the wife of a retired Indian Officer 1895
Georgina Hill How to Cook Eggs in 100 Different Ways 1866
Colonel Kenney-Herbert, also known as Wyvern Culinary Jottings for Madras 1881
Dr William Kitchener The Cooks Oracle, 1807
C C Kohloff Indian Cookery and Domestic Recipes, 1906
Mrs A B Marshall The Book of Ices 1885
Elizabeth Raffald The Experiences English Housekeeper, 1786
Eliza Smith The Compleat Housewife, 1758
William Verrall's Cookery Book, 1759