I recently acquired a Belgian manuscript recipe book dated 1703 – there’s a long French section on varnishes, paints, fireworks (!), but the cookery section is all in Flemish and mijn Vlaamse zuigt, as they say in Flanders. I’ll be poking through this when I get a chance, because I’d love to make some of [...]
This famed “tonic wine” made with cacao and quinine ceased production in 1945.
I’ve come into a few 19th century brewing books – here are images from the first of them, including some nice, hand colored (er, coloured) plates: E.J. Lance’s The Hop Farmer, 1838.