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sparkytheop

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My latest youtube addiction-- 18th Century Cooking
« on: July 16, 2017, 07:09:57 PM »
I make most of my foods from scratch.  Can my own sauces, fruits, chicken (we don't raise the chickens, but we can it).  Make my own sauerkraut, relishes.  My son has made kimchi, kvas, sushi.  I have even started to roast my own coffee (and have found that I'm able to cut my added sugar in half by doing so).  Some I do because it's cheaper, some because it tastes better/is healthier.

Somehow I got lost in the youtube rabbit hole and discovered videos by "Townsends" on 18th Century cooking.  So tonight I will be making a paste for standing pie crusts and plan to make meat pies tomorrow (I keep looking for a good meat pie or pastie recipe, so hope one of these works well for me).  I have some apples, so I might do one pork and one Cheshire pork (add apples, sugar, and nutmeg).

He has all kinds of videos (in period dress, usually using period tools and cooking methods).  There are several recipes I want to try.  I like that they are pretty simple and use things I have in the house.

A link to explore his videos, if you are so inclined...

https://www.youtube.com/user/jastownsendandson/videos

And, if you know of other old, but easy recipe sites and videos, please share!  I'll also take any Polish, Ukrainian, or Russian recipes.  I'm not afraid of recipes that involve time (kneading, letting things rest, etc), but do prefer fairly common ingredients.
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Re: My latest youtube addiction-- 18th Century Cooking
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2017, 07:42:29 AM »
I like to read this one, but am not interested in trying to make any of it!

https://rarecooking.com/

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Re: My latest youtube addiction-- 18th Century Cooking
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 10:09:05 AM »
I like to read this one, but am not interested in trying to make any of it!

https://rarecooking.com/

Thanks!  I already see a few recipes I'll probably try...


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Re: My latest youtube addiction-- 18th Century Cooking
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2017, 10:10:53 AM »
I did make the pork meat pie (in the standing crust), along with a Cheshire pie (pork + apple).  They turned out really good, and I plan to make them again.  Few ingredients, very simple, just have to plan ahead to give the dough time to rest.


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Re: My latest youtube addiction-- 18th Century Cooking
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2017, 10:25:21 AM »
Oh! Very interesting indeed, thanks for sharing!

I just watched the first part of Pemiccan 1. The ultimate in DIY.

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Re: My latest youtube addiction-- 18th Century Cooking
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2017, 10:31:28 AM »
I'm big on sourdough

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Re: My latest youtube addiction-- 18th Century Cooking
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2017, 04:23:07 PM »
I love Townsends! You should support their Patreon (since they refuse to do ads on their YouTube): https://www.patreon.com/townsend The highest level is $5 a month.

Have you checked out Great Depression Cooking? The woman has unfortunately passed away (at 98!), but she was lots of fun.

I also like the Brothers Green, but they are hipster/stoners so you know, it is a little niche. But if you want to learn to make the Wendy's Value Menu at home they are your source.

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Re: My latest youtube addiction-- 18th Century Cooking
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2017, 06:21:04 PM »
I want to start sourdough, I just need to figure out how to keep all my fermenting things separate from each other...  As I reorganize, I'll keep it in mind.

I've seen a few of the Great Depression videos.  I actually made her "Poor man's meal" (hot dogs and potatoes) many years ago when my son was young.  It sounded weird, but it was good.

I've not heard of the Brothers Green, but I watch a lot of videos as I'm quilting, so they might be good for entertainment and I can determine if I want to try any of their stuff after I see it...

I'll check out the Townsends patreon.  I thought, if nothing else, I might buy a few things from his store (less MM, but I want him to keep at it!)

The recipe I've made was this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTc2iGQUdQw&t=327s
With the standing crust: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUGjxi6SHHU&t=5s

Pemiccan is on my watch list...  My son wants to make his own suet, tallow, and other stuff, so I need to remember to ask for the fat trimmings when my brother butchers a cow this year-- I forgot to request it last year.

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Re: My latest youtube addiction-- 18th Century Cooking
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2017, 08:04:47 PM »
Need to check this out!  We've asked for the fat trimmings from the quarter cow we buy each year.  Excited to try my hand at tallow.

I loved reading How to be Victorian- a well-researched social history.  Picked up a few tips on personal care- egg shampoo, rice powder as dry shampoo.
https://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Victorian-Dawn-Dusk/dp/163149113X

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Re: My latest youtube addiction-- 18th Century Cooking
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2017, 11:42:10 AM »
Many thanks for the link/rec Sparky.  Sent over to DW who LOVES the cooking and the Townsends in general.  Makes it easier to get her on the MMM train when she has positive associations with the community :)
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Re: My latest youtube addiction-- 18th Century Cooking
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2017, 05:10:02 PM »
You might also check out "A Taste of History" that runs on PBS.  This is all 18th century cooking done by Walter Staib.
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Re: My latest youtube addiction-- 18th Century Cooking
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2017, 05:46:47 PM »
Oh! Very interesting indeed, thanks for sharing!

I just watched the first part of Pemiccan 1. The ultimate in DIY.
Is Townsend the one that mis-pronounced "Metis" in a very funny way...?  If so, I think I saw the pemmican one, too.