The Weirdest Cooking Advice From The Past 100 Years

Although France's first famous chef didn't write Le Viandier, book was full of his luxury ingredient advice.

Le Ménagier de Paris, often known as The Good Wife's Guide, published cooking instruction in the late 1300s.

 translation by the British Library suggests that some of these meals might be considered as forerunners of contemporary fare.

Butter is the last thing you would expect to find in a bog in County Meath, yet over three hundred butter pats have been found throughout Ireland and Scotland.

Before the electric whisk, cake-making was laborious, but Hannah Glasse's 1747 book The Art of Cookery's two-hour pounding for a seed cake seems excessive.

The Georgian book by Hannah Glasse was well-known for being readable and not only because of the seed cake it mentioned.

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