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Victorian Cooking, International Style

Though one tends to imagine British Victorian cuisine as, well, stodgily British, there was, in fact, considerable interest in international dishes! (Including dishes from such exotic locales as... America!) (French, however, was clearly the hands-on favourite.)


AMERICAN

American Cookery, by Darley Dale (GOP 1884)
Buckwheat Pancakes (with maple syrup), Waffles, Griddle Cakes, Boston Brown Bread, Baltimore Biscuits, the Hartford Election Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Fish Chowder, Oyster Corn Cakes, Green Corn Pudding, Okra and more...
How to Make American Candies (GOP 1898)

AUSTRIAN, GERMAN & SWISS

A Few Words About German Cookery (GOP 1884)
This author marvels that the German woman, having learned to cook, insists upon continuing to do so herself rather than passing the chore along to a servant! Lots of good recipes, though.
German Recipes (GOP 1891)
Home-Made Biscuits in Switzerland (GOP 1900)
Swiss Cakes, and How to Make Them, by L. Stanton (GOP 1890)

FRENCH

Explanation of French and Other Terms Used in Modern Cookery (GOP 1887)
French Cookery Contrasted with English, by Mary Pocock (GOP 1884)
Though more of a discussion of techniques, this article features several French recipes.
French Recipes (GOP 1886)
Along with beignets and "fritures," this article introduces the concept of "Dough Nuts".
A Luncheon in Brittany, by Louie Carew (GOP 1892)

INDIAN & EASTERN

Some Eastern Savories, by Lina Orman Cooper (GOP 1897)
Some Economical Indian Dishes, by Lina Orman Cooper (GOP 1896)
Some Egyptian Cookery Recipes for Hot Weather (GOP 1881)
Nebabs, Rolled Vine Leaves, Kufta, and Oriental Rice Milk.
Some Indian Recipes, by Fenella Johnstone (GOP 1898)
A variety of chutney recipes.
Lentils, by Lina Orman Cooper (GOP 1896)
A selection of Eastern dishes.

ITALIAN & SPANISH

Italian Cookery, by Margaret Mudie (GOP 1884)
Italian Methods of Cooking Eggs (GOP 1895)
Spanish Cookery (GOP 1890)

SCANDINAVIAN

Some Swedish Dishes (GOP 1884)

SCOTLAND, IRELAND & WALES

Some Economical Irish Dishes, by Lina Orman Cooper (GOP 1898)
A Few Words On Scottish Cookery, by Mary A. D. Brechin (GOP 1887)
Bannocks, scones, white skin puddings, haggis, and potted head are a few of the offerings here!

WORLDWIDE

Some Continental Recipes for Cooking Vegetables (GOP 1902)
Some Continental Recipes for Eggs (GOP 1902)
Breakfast and savory dishes.
Some Foreign Sauces(GOP 1901)
West Indian Products, by Dora de Blaquière (GOP 1900)
On the uses of cocoa, tapioca, arrowroot, bananas and much more!
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Magazine Abbreviations:
CFM = Cassell's Family Magazine GOP = Girl's Own Paper ILA = Illustrated London Almanack S = The Strand
AM = Atlantic Monthly C = Century Magazine D = Demorest's Monthly Magazine G = Godey's Lady's Book H = Harper's Monthly
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