Let’s Feast! Historical Cooking Challenge

In March the library staff took on the challenge of cooking from historical recipes (read about it here). Adapting historical measurements and ingredients proved to be great fun.

Now we throw that challenge out to you. Choose a recipe, make your feast, and let us know how it turns out! Send us your modern adaptations of Rare Recipes from our Cookbook Collection. Connect with others and share your feasts (or failures!) on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag: #roaarfeast

McGill’s Rare Books and Special Collections is home to around 3,000 cookbooks dating from the early 19th through to the late 20th century, and covers a range of culinary traditions. Try a boiled pudding from the 1880s, or a jiggling jewel from the gelatine era with Knox gelatine : desserts, salads, candies and frozen dishes, by Charles B. Knox Gelatine Co, 1933.

Here are some suggested recipes to get you started:

Historical Cookbook Resources

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