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Food and Drink and Scottish Recipes

What's for Tea?

  • Electric Scotland Recipes
    Our own recipe collection.
  • Visitors Recipes
    This is where our visitors have shared some of their favourite recipes with us and we're always happy to receive your own favourite recipes which we'll add to this collection :-)
  • Mr. Paul's Pantry
    Great recipes for Scotch pies and other favourites.
  • Scottish Food, Traditions and Customs
  • Wartime Farm
    From the BBC on YouTube
  • Home and Farm Food Preservation
    By William V. Cruess (1918)
  • Stories and Stovies
    A unique book by Charlotte Bleh
  • Wenona Flood's Recipes
    Sent in by Donna Flood
  • Donna's Newest Recipes
    Donna's own recipes she's created
  • Jeanette's Recipe Collection
    Thanks to Jeanette for this and for sharing her tea party recipes.
  • Kooking for Kids
    A collection of recipes for young children.
  • The Practice of Cookery
    An old recipe book, Adapted to the Business of Every-Day life by Mrs. Dalgairns published in 1840.
  • Whisky
    This is an attempt to bring together what we know about Whisky.
  • All About Tea
    Learn about it's history and how to give a tea party.
  • Pot-Luck
    The British Home Cookery Book with over a 1,000 recipes from old family MS books.
  • Kitchen Measurement Guide
    Giving you a kitchen measurement conversion table
  • Donna's Recipes
    A collection of Donna Flood's recipes from a Scots-Indian background.
  • E-Texts of Recipe Books
    Some really excellent reading in these old recipe books.
  • Native Foods
    Canadian Native Indian Foods and Nutrition.
  • Bread
    Found this article on an old copy of MacMillan's Magazine. (1906)
  • Milk
    Another article from MacMillan's Magazine. (1906)
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Have we always eaten them?
  • Cook and Housewife's Manual
    By Margaret Dods (pdf)
    Were he around today, there’s no doubt how Sir Walter Scott would have voted on this question. He was unhappy to see any of Scotland’s heritage disappearing and, besides campaigning for other causes, he welcomed the publication in 1826 of the first Scottish cookery book to feature native culinary traditions: The Cook and Housewife’s Manual by Mistress Margaret (Meg) Dods. These distinctive food traditions, he argued, should not be allowed to ‘fall into oblivion in our day’
  • The Scots' culinary heritage
    An interesting article by Catherine Brown
  • Scotland's Larder
    A video series by STV
  • Cooking with Eggs
    A few simple egg recipes explained through video demonstrations
  • A Tudor Feast at Christmas
    A great video to watch
  • Glasgow Cookery Book
    Fourteenth Edition
  • English Australian Cookery Book
    By an Australian Aristologist (1864) (pdf)
  • The Best Way
    The fourth edition of "The Best Way", published in the UK circa 1920. Aimed at new housewives, it contains mostly recipes together with laundry tips and even a method for preventing kettles rusting using lard! Printed on inexpensive paper that has turned a lovely brown colour over the last century. Pages one to five are missing, containing some of the soup recipes alas. Author unknown (1920) (pdf). Give the recipes a try - some of the ingredients may be difficult to obtain these days (beef skirt?) but most will need little adaption, other than working out the oven temperatures. I can recommend the curried potatoes (p31) and the blackberry pancakes (p40) especially.
  • Backwoods Cooking
    By the Scouting Magazine
  • The Family Save-All
    A System of Cookery containing nearly one thousand three hundred invaluable hints for economy in the use of every article of household consumption by Robert Kemp Philp (1885) (pdf)
  • Our Favourite Links
    Links to sites that we believe provide some outstanding information.
  • Foods and Culinary Utensils of the Ancients
    Compiled from standard historical works by Charles Martyn.(pdf)
  • Plain Cookery Recipes
    From the Edinburgh School of Cookery and Domestic Economy Ltd. (1908) (pdf)
  • Recipes for High-Class Cookery
    As used in the Edinburgh School of Cookery (1912) (pdf)
  • Food Supply Manual
    Revised to July 31st, 1918, comprising the food controller's powers and orders and orders of other departments ancillary thereto, Published by authority of H. M. Stationery Office (1918) (pdf)
  • Anglo-Indian and Oriental Cookery
    By Mrs. Grace Johnson (1893) (pdf)
  • Fast-Day Cookery
    Or Meals without Meat by Grace Johnson (1893) (pdf)
  • A Handbook of Invalid Cooking
    For the use of Nurses in training schools and private practice and others who care for the sick, containing explanatory lessons on the properties and value of different kinds of food, and recipes for the making of various dishes by Mary A. Boland (1898) (pdf)
  • Our Viands
    Whence they come and how they are cooked with a bundle of old recipes from cookery books of the last century by Anne Walbank Buckland (1893) (pdf)
  • The Pantropheon
    Or, History of Food, and its preparation, from the earliest ages of the world by A. Soyer (1853) (pdf)

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The Most Epic Scottish Food Tour You've Ever Seen! | Edinburgh + Isle of Skye + Glasgow

Scottish Beef Stew

The Incredible Foods & People Of Remote Scotland | One Armed Chef

The Incredible Foods & People Of Remote Scotland | Part 2 | One Armed Chef

Celebrating Scottish Grain

Easy Scotch Egg recipe


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