Welcome to Old School Pastry!
If you've found this site, you've been searching for an old recipe or history behind it. Glad you're here.
I love old books, and since my trade is food, collecting old cookbooks and pastry & baking books is a fun hobby of mine. This is my collection of old recipes, histories I've found behind old favorites, and my sometimes-successful attempts at recreating some forgotten masterpieces.
There's something fascinating about the way the author's back then made such complex recipes so easy. Perhaps it was because they didn't have all the 'modern conveniences' such as refrigerators, supermarkets and a microwave at their disposal, and they just went in and actually cooked. No popping it in the microwave to heat-and-eat, no running down to the markets. It is also interesting to see how much the ingredient list has changed from a hundred years ago.
Enjoy your stay here!
For everything ' lastest' visit my blog, Sand and Succotash.
Renee Shelton is the creator of PastrySampler.com serving customers worldwide, and Corporate Pastry Chef for Beach Cuisine, Inc. She also runs FishingChef.com, and is an editor and frequent contributor for various media outlets. She is on a quest to replicate and share seemingly 'lost' recipes from her collection of historical and archival cookbooks with 'Old School Pastry,' and maintains the SewNowThis site and companion blog with fashion and sewing news. Her favorite needlework style remains historical Jacobean crewel embroidery.