Sunday, 21 July 2013

320 year old culinary recipe book project

An interesting story is in today's Irish Independent about a family recipe book currently being studied by Westminster City Archives in London, compiled between 1690 and 1820, entitled The Cookbook of Unknown Ladies. The recipes in the book provide an idea of the eating habits of an upper middle-class Georgian family in the period. There's even a blog following attempts to recreate some of the recipes, available at

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My new book, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet, is now available from Pen and Sword. My Scottish land and church records ebooks are available at, whilst my next Pharos Scottish course, Scottish Research Online, starts Sep 4th - see Time to smash a few brick walls...!

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