Michael and I often attend a lot of period picnics in the summer and we have been lucky in finding 19th century recipes for making sandwiches and sweets. Period food is just one of those details that adds so greatly to the overall effect when one is trying to recreate another time period.
At Anza last weekend we had some really great food and as I am already making plans for next year in my head I started thinking more about food. In the past for 18th century we have used the cookbook companion to the Master and Commander book series called Lobscouse and Spotted dog, with great success though a little hard to come by all the ingredients the end product is very authentic.
Then Michael found this site that I found to be full of new recipes to try for future events.
I hope you enjoy!!