For Maids Who Brew & Bake: Rare & Excellent Recipes from 17th Century Newfoundland

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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 eating that thou mayst live long and if thou wilt be in health, then hold thine handes." Excerpts from old English manuscripts and Newfoundland letters paint a vivid picture of how Newfoundland's earliest settlers might have lived.

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Sheilah Roberts is a Newfoundlander and a history lover, with two adult children and a senior dog. She lives in St. Philips with her partner and commutes daily to the big city to her job at the Memorial University Library. Writing is her favourite pastime, and she is a member of the Newfoundland Writer's Guild and the Writers' Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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A must-have book for cooks with a historical interest in Canadian food. Period letters, journal entries and antique manuscripts form a delightful glimpse into the region's past - all faithfully quoted and wonderfully annotated by the author. This is an impressive work drawn from the annals of history. --Atlantic Books Today

For Maids Who Brew & Bake by Sheilah Roberts is a gem. The book is chock full of useful information, anecdotes on different areas of our fine province, old-time recipes and archeological photos. Several people on my gift list will receive this book next Christmas. --Newfoundland Herald

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