London, South Kensington
30 November 2001
RECIPE BOOK. Manuscript Recipe Book of the Gration Smith family (fair copy), 1712, including recipes (numbered 1 - 416) and index, written in brown ink in an elegant and regular 18th-century hand within a ruled grid, title page and headings in a flourishing calligraphic hand, 118 pages, folio, brown calf.
Recipes for 'Preserves', 'Creames and Possetts', 'Puffs and Bisketts', 'Plain Cakes and Ginger Bread', 'Puddings and Pyes', 'Dishes of Fish', 'Supes and made Dishes', 'Side Dishes', and 'Pickles', 'Cordials and Syrrups', and including instructions on how 'To Pott and Coller'. 'To Coller a Pigg, Fleye then rip up their bellyes and take out their Gutts and Bones then Season them with salt pepper nutmeg leamon peale and sweete herbes and then make your Pickle thus...'.
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