One thing I love to do when browsing old cookbooks is read through any old menus that are included. Old resturants menus are really fascinating too. People most often ate at home and dining out did not become popular until the turn of the century. For that reason, restaurants use to offer better service and dining out was an occasion. Those prices are always mind boggling to me too! 🙂
Reading through old menus is inspiring! You can often find a lot of good ideas or new recipes or dishes you have never heard of. But I know reading through old menus has also made me appreciate how easy it is to cook now days. Pulling off some of those fancy dishes back then must have been difficult without the help of modern kitchen appliances!
Here are a few examples of some unique old menus for you to enjoy!