For Maids Who Brew & Bake
Rare & Excellent Recipes from 17th Century Newfoundland
By Sheilah Roberts, Second Edition
Curious cures and delicious recipes from the 17th century are to be found within these pages. With syllabub and loblolly, pottage and spiced bread, this book describes a way of life long gone. It holds a collection of interesting and tasty tidbits with everything from dream interpretation to diet tips:
"use a measure of eathing that thou mayst live long and if thou wilt be in health, then hold think handles."
Excerpts from old English manuscripts and Newfoundland letters paint a vivid picture of how Newfoundland's earliest settlers might have lived.
SHORTLISTED FOR 2004 CUISINE CANADA UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH'S NATIONAL CULINARY BOOK AWARDS