Eating through history: 1800s Sydney

I’ve designed an 1800s hotel, I’ve explored interiors from the period, and lately, I’ve been discovering recipes. I love to read novels that include food as part of the story, the cooking, eating, and sharing of recipes is a traditional way women have communicated and the basis for many informal gatherings. As my current manuscript features several facets of women’s history, it has been my great pleasure to delve into as many mouth-watering meal ideas as possible. My hotel may never be built (and I wouldn’t recommend it. I’m no architect), but my growing collection of recipes from Australian 1800s kitchens, can definitely be cooked and eaten – though a few of the ingredients might be hard to

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