This is an email I received from Pioneer Handbooks with free down loads of two chapters from books from the 1880’s. I have down loaded them and they are quite interesting.
Hi Howard, we are of a like mind…
You and your readers can download the recipe chapter for free at the link I gave you below – using the voucher code FREEDOM during the checkout process. http://www.pioneerhandbooks.com/cooking/10-iowa-settlers-manual-1881-recipes.html
Another chapter is also available for free (http://www.pioneerhandbooks.com/making/28-1896-home-mechanic-making.html) and covers a wide range of things that the settlers and pioneers could make for themselves.
I have a few more chapters on cooking that I’m preparing for the website right now. I’ll give you a heads up when they are ready.
If you are interested in any other areas such as farming or cleaning let me know as I have good how-to’s on those too.
Craig – Pioneer Handbooks