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Parsnip Cakes to Fry

The stereotype of British cookery as nothing more than meat and potatoes post-dates the manuscript recipe books that I’ve been cooking from over the past six years. Potatoes are an American vegetable. They slowly rose to prominence in a cuisine...
From: Cooking in the Archives on 21 Nov 2020

Meringues – To Make Lemmon (or Chocolett) Puffs

Quite a few recipes are labeled “puffs” in seventeenth and eighteenth-century recipe books. Last month, I was (wistfully) looking through the notes that I took on Clark Library manuscript fMS.1975.003 during my residential fellowship...
From: Cooking in the Archives on 2 Mar 2020

Kidney-bean pufs

I’m excited to tell you about three things today: Kidney-bean pufs (a tasty vegetarian dish), Folger Shakespeare Library manuscript V.b.380 (a recipe book that I’ve been investigating alongside students and collaborators since January), and...
From: Cooking in the Archives on 11 Nov 2019

March 31

GUEST CURATOR: Aidan Griffin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (March 31, 1769). “Mulberry Trees, to the Number of Three-Thousand, to be sold at a reasonable Rate.” If you know anything...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Mar 2019

18th-century retail therapy

One of the things we really enjoy doing during our research is to look at the advertisements in the newspapers of the day to see what sort of items were for sale. Don’t you just wonder what it would have been like to go back in time and visit some...
From: All Things Georgian on 11 Dec 2018

Chapters in “Cultures of Communication: Theologies of Media in Early Modern Europe & Beyond”

Cultures of Communication: Theologies of Media in Early Modern Europe and Beyond, Helmut Puff, Ulrike Strasser, and Christopher Wild, eds (Toronto, 2017). Andrew Redden, “Divine Messengers and Divine Messages: Angelic Media in Early Modern Hispanic...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 10 Aug 2018

German Puffs

When I read this recipe for “German Puffs” in (perennially interesting) UPenn MS Codex 644, I immediately thought of Dutch Baby pancakes. Custardy sharing pancake-popover hybrids are all over food media these days and the proportions...
From: Cooking in the Archives on 11 May 2018

Redden, Friedrich & Dürr, Chapters in “Cultures of Communication”

Cultures of Communication: Theologies of Media in Early Modern Europe and Beyond, Helmut Puff, Ulrike Strasser, & Christopher Wild, eds (Toronto, 2017). Andrew Redden, “Divine Messengers and Divine Messages: Angelic Media in Early Modern Hispanic...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 22 Jan 2018

August 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (August 17, 1767).“I … am of Opinion that they may be serviceable in many Disorders, if properly used.” These items from the August 17, 1767,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Aug 2017

Carrott Puff.

Carrot pudding was one our early experiments in this project, and it’s a recipe that we consistently mention when asked for our favorites. So when I found this recipe for “Carrott puff” in UPenn Ms. Codex 1038, it seemed like a good...
From: Cooking in the Archives on 1 Mar 2017

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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This is the basic structure:

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http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

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In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.