Category Archives: Cookery & Housecare

Sausages, Steak and Pickling Pork, 1707

Today’s offering from Katherine Windham’s Booke of Cookery and Housekeeping of 1707,  transcribed by my friends Bonnie Lovelock and Roger Sykes, looks at the kind of solid fare suitable for the colder weather. It also introduces a theme that runs throughout … Continue reading

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Two ‘Pye’ Recipes from 1707

Another offering from Katherine Windham’s Booke of Cookery and Housekeeping of 1707, this time some ‘pyes’. To make a Calves head pye Take your head & parboyle it, yn cut it into thin peices season it with salt, nutmeg & a litle … Continue reading

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‘Receipts’ for pancakes and fritters 1707

Here are some more ‘receipts’ (recipes) from Katherine Windham’s ‘A Booke of Cookery & Housekeeping’[1], 1707. How many recipes today could begin with “Take 16 eggs …”! Still, at least these do not require ‘guts’ as the last did. To … Continue reading

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Two More ‘Receipts’ from 1707

Two more ‘receipts’ (recipes) from Katherine Windham, Mistress of Felbrigg Hall, both sounding somewhat off-putting to modern ears![1] To make Almond puddings in Guts To a quart of good Cream boyled, put 3 or 4 Blades of mace & a nutmeg … Continue reading

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