1917 Diabetic Cookery Recipes and Menus

By haoleboy Latest Reply 2014-11-12 07:25:16 -0600
Started 2014-11-11 15:59:45 -0600

got a real kick out of this (almost) 100 year old cook book … thought you might to


13 replies

GabbyPA 2014-11-12 05:23:32 -0600 Report

This is so cool. What is casoid flour? I am amazed at the things and the wisdom tied up in there. I might have to try some of those recipes.

linda653 2014-11-11 22:33:38 -0600 Report

I'm unable to see the link, am I the only one using my phone for DC? Can someone spell out the site so I may be able to see as well?

It would be much appreciated

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-11-11 21:11:35 -0600 Report

Steve I have one that was written in the late 1890's. I make the Gingerbread and Ginger Cookies from the recipe in the book.

jayabee52 2014-11-11 18:18:41 -0600 Report

Quite interesting. Publish date was 1854. so it is over 100 yrs old.

What they had to go through before insulin was discovered in 1921. according to the article in Encyclopedia Brittanica ~ http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2011/07/disco...

fascinating stuff! Thanks for sharing.

God's best to y'all


suecsdy 2014-11-11 17:53:18 -0600 Report

I downloaded this book. The recipes are for small servings…hard to find these days. When I'm cooking for just me. I don't want to stop and figure out how to cu it down so that there are not a bunch of leftovers I may not want to eat.

Type1Lou 2014-11-11 16:39:25 -0600 Report

This is very interesting! I just skimmed the contents and some of the chapters. Wasn't insulin discovered by Banting and Best in the 1920's? This cookbook pre-dates that and I was surprised to see the use of almond flour taking the place of wheat flour in the recipes. (I've just discovered almond flour as a wheat flour substitute in the past 5 years or so!) The author's awareness that carbs are to be limited was also surprising. I'll return to the link when I have more time to peruse and muse. Thanks for the link Steve!

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