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Run a set of history and cooking blogs with vintage material.

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1. The Bridge Player

Vintage advice on the art of playing the game of bridge, rules, strategy, and etiquette. Most are excerpted from a 1911 encyclopedia edition; from "Bridge; its Principles and Rules of Play", and from other public...

Tags: card games, bridge, playing cards

2. The Wine Historian

Essays, articles, and discussions on wine history.

Tags: wine, history

3. History of England

Posts on the making of Britain, adapted from "A Student's History of England" and other sources. Kings, queens, castles, Vikings, and more.

Tags: england, history, royalty, kings

4. The Coffee Maker

Articles about the history, cultivation, brewing, drinking, appreciation, and advertising of coffee.

Tags: coffee, history

5. Emily Post Etiquette

Vintage etiquette advice from 1922. Some is quaint; some of it very relevant today. All of it is well-written and fun to read.

Tags: emily post, etiquette, social, manners

6. Short Story Writing

Vintage advice for short story writers on a wide variety of topics. Adapted from "The Writing of the Short Story", 1902, and other sources.

Tags: writing, short story

7. The Vintage Dinner Party

Overly quaint etiquette advice for entertaining from Emily Post, 1922. Whom to invite, what to serve, and how to do it with vintage style!

Tags: entertaining, dinner, party, vintage

8. Fannie Farmer Cooking

The Boston School Cookbook was a classic when it was published in 1896. Now in its 13th edition, it's still popular. These articles are from a revised edition in 1921.

Tags: fannie farmer, cooking, baking, recipes

9. The Tomato Gardener

A variety of vintage articles and posts on gardening, cultivating, and growing tomatoes.

Tags: tomato, gardening, garden

10. The Breakfast Chef

Vintage recipes, ideas, and thoughts about the art of cooking a fine breakfast. Lots of tasty ideas from old cookbooks.

Tags: breakfast, cooking, eggs, omlettes, pancakes

11. Just Salmon Recipes

Wide collection of salmon recipes including curried salmon, salmon timbale, salmon creole, salmon loaf, baked salmon, lots more.

Tags: salmon, fish, cooking, recipes, seafood

12. Good Public Speaking

Classic advice from Dale Carnegie and other sources that is still very relevant today. Articles on how to create emphasis, use dramatic pause, employ good diction, choose vibrant words, and more.

Tags: public speaking, speech

13. Just Cajun Recipes

“New Orleans food is as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin.” Mark Twain - 1884 Laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll!)

Tags: recipes, cajun, louisiana, creole

14. Just Soup Recipes

An eclectic collection of soup-making recipes from vintage cookbooks. Lobster bisque, clam chowder, chicken soup, and lots more.

Tags: cooking, soup, recipes

15. History of France

These posts are on the early and medieval history of France, as excerpted from textbooks and public domain sources. Kings, queens, Hundred Year's War, Joan of Arc, more.

Tags: france, history, french, medieval

16. The Chess Lover

Articles and posts about the game of chess, its rules, strategies, and history. Articles are excerpted from vintage sources including a 1911 encyclopedia.

Tags: chess, games, checkmate, chessboard

17. The Ideal Bartender

Vintage drink recipes from a bartending guide originally published in 1917. The book was "dedicated to those who enjoy snug club rooms, that they may learn the art of preparing for themselves what is good."

Tags: bartending, drinks, cocktails, wine, whiskey

18. Just Salad Recipes

Eclectic collection of vintage salad recipes. Many are from the Boston Cooking-School Magazine" that was associated with Fannie Farmer.

Tags: cooking, salads, vegetarian

19. Just Spinach Recipes

All kinds of ideas and recipes for cooking fresh spinach. Excerpted from "Vaughan's Vegetable Cookbook, How to Cook and Use Rarer Vegetables and Herbs", Fourth Edition, 1919, and other old cookbooks. Some good...

Tags: vegan, vegetarian, spinach, cooking, recipes

20. Travels in England

Articles from vintage travel guides about touring and experiencing England. Descriptions of lots of manor houses and abbeys.

Tags: england, uk, britian, abbey, vintage

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