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How to make calves' head soup

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...and other culinary treats from the past

Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Nate Lanxon
Published: 03 Dec 2012, Wired UK

The University of Iowa Libraries has made the task exponentially easier with the launch of DIY History, a crowdsourcing initiative that allows volunteers to transcribe the Szathmary Culinary Archives, centuries' worth of handwritten cookbooks from 1600s to the 1960s, making the content searchable and available online.

Here are some more examples DIY History have dug up:

…tie up the brains in a little bag + boil with the rest -- Half an hour before it is done, take the brains, mash them fine with a spoon, add melted butter, pepper + sage, with salt - keep hot till put on table - some add pounded cracker -- The melted butter is best wet with the liquor the head boiled in…


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