SUNDRIES: An eighteenth century newsletter

SUNDRIES was sent as a weekly e-mail containing links, articles, recipes and other items to an e-mail list centered on the eighteenth century. This site reproduces most of that content for the dates shown.


NAVIGATION:

  • To access a specific edition, click on the date.
  • To access an article, click on the headline (here or on the related page)
  • To return to this home page, click on the top graphic on each page
  • To return to the top of each page, click on the back to top graphic.

To browse the headings for the first year of Sundries, click here

Comments can be sent privately or posted on the associated blog.


N 53 - October 21, 2006
N 52 - October 14, 2006
N 51 - October 7, 2006
N 50 - September 30, 2006
N 49 - September 9, 2006
N 48 - September 16, 2006
N 47 - September 9, 2006
N 46 - September 1, 2006
N 45 - August 26, 2006
N 44 - August 19, 2006
N 43 - August 12, 2006
N 42 - August 4, 2006
N 41 - July 29, 2006
N 40 - July 22, 2006

N 39 - July 14, 2006
* THE BASTILLE DAY EDITION *

N 38 - July 8, 2006
N 37 - July 1, 2006
N 36 - June 24, 2006
N 35 - June 17, 2006
N 34 - June 10, 2006
N 33 - June 3, 2006
N 32 - May 27, 2006
N 31 - May 20, 2006
N 30 - May 13, 2006
N 29 - May 6, 2006
N 28 - April 29, 2006
N 27 - April 22, 2006
N 26 - April 15, 2006
N 25 - April 8, 2006
N 24 - April 6, 2006
N 23 - March 25, 2006
N 22 - March 18, 2006
N 21 - March 11, 2006
N 20 - March 4, 2006
N 19 - February 25, 2006
N 18 - February 18, 2006

N 17 - February 11, 2006
* THE VALENTINE EDITION *

N 16 - February 4, 2006
N 15 - January 28, 2006
N 14 - January 21, 2006
N 13 - January 14, 2006
N 12 - January 7, 2006

2005

N 11 - December 31, 2005
* THE NEW YEAR'S EDITION *
N 10 - December 24, 2005
* THE CHRISTMAS EDITION *

N 9 - December 17, 2005
N 8 - December 10, 2005
N 7 - December 3, 2005
N 6 - November 19, 2005
N 5 - November 12, 2005
N 4 - November 5, 2005
N 3 - October 29, 2005
N 2 - October 22, 2005
N 1 - October 15, 2005

FEATURES

As Sundries has progressed, a few regular features have developed. This section provides a guide to those.

The 18th Century Police Blotter
18th century recipes
Le Magasin Pittoresque

THE OLD REGIME POLICE BLOTTER

The Old Regime Police Blotter is an attempt to compile and translate crimes and other matters of interest to the authorities under the Old Regime in France. It is very loosely modelled on the Newgate Calendar, an English collection of legal cases which has no real equivalent in France.

NOTE: The original source material here is in the public domain. My own translations however are not - please note that they are protected by copyright.


MURDER

SUICIDE

RAPE

PROSTITUTION

The above groups of cases are now available in a book:


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18th CENTURY RECIPES


These recipes, primarily French and primarily from the "long" 18th century, have been compiled (and, in most cases, translated) from a wide variety of sources. I have also appended some essays on larger subjects related to food.

MENUS, IN PART OR OTHERWISE

A meal for Marie-Antoinette

The menus here are all for dishes listed in the Entre course (only) for a meal served to Marie-Antoinette. Since sixteen dishes were offered for this one course, modern cooks should be able to find more than enough dishes here for one or more "royal" meals.

NOTE: Where possible I have provided the menu for the exact meal listed; otherwise, I have provided the closest documented equivalent.

A meal for 10-12 guests

This is one of several model meals provided in an 18th century French cookbook. The same book does not provide recipes for all the dishes listed, so I have compiled and translated these from a number of sources.

Recipes associated with this Model Meal have been collected in one book, now joined by a second, vegetarian, volume:

Apres Moi Le Dessert II


Click on any image to buy the associated book.
For some sample 18th century vegetarian recipes, click here.



SAUCES, PREPARATIONS, ETC

SOUPS

SALADS

DESSERTS

Ice cream, sherberts and other frozen desserts

BREADS

MAIN COURSES

NOVELTY

FOR MODERN HOLIDAYS

Valentine's Day

Fourth of July

Bastille Day

Thanksgiving

ESSAYS AND OVERVIEWS


LE MAGASIN PITTORESQUE

The Magasin Pittoresque began publication in 1833 and continued until 1912. It was as eclectic a publication as can be imagined, and richly illustrated (with woodcuts). The entries here are to mini-indexes of each issue which highlight the entries relevant to the "long" eighteenth century. A few "off-topic" entries are listed as well. To view the articles themselves (which are in French), visit the French National Library's Gallica site, find the volume listed and go to the page indicated.

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These loosely organized entries are to most - though not all - of the articles in Sundries other than the regular features.

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SEARCH TOOLS

LINKS

These articles describe one or more links to information on the Web

Links (French)

FILM

EXHIBITS

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ARTICLES

BLOGS

BOOKS

TEXTS ON-LINE

Google Print

Gallica (mostly in French)

REFERENCE

IMAGES ON-LINE

OTHER COLLECTIONS

POETRY

PUBLICATIONS

Intermediaire des Chercheurs

Grimm's Correspondance Litteraire

Journal des Savants

The Virginia Gazette

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PEOPLE

Jane Austen

Brissot

The Chevalier de la Barre

Linguet

Robespierre

Lawrence Sterne

Voltaire

Various

JUSTICE

The Bastille

Crime and Punishment

COMMERCE

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Bikes and Cars
  • Medical history: Smoke gets in your....
  • Medical history: The French "ER", c. 1701

    OTHER PRACTICAL ISSUES

    FOLKLORE AND RELIGION

    MONARCHY

    NOBILITY

    REVOLUTIONS

    The American Revolution

    The French Revolution

    PERFORMING ARTS

    HOLIDAYS

    New Year's with:


    GRIVOISERIE

    That is, naughty, off-color, etc.
    WARNING: Some MIGHT find these subjects offensive.


    THE MACABRE

    WARNING: As above.... Gorey, and not for the faint of heart.


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    FROM CHEZ JIM BOOKS Three works on eighteenth century subjects:

    For some sample 18th century vegetarian recipes, click here.




    copyright 2006 Jim Chevallier.
    When using brief extracts from this site, please credit properly and provide a link back to this site.
    (NOTE: Most translations, except where otherwise noted, are by Jim Chevallier and are copyrighted as such.)
    Please do not reproduce extended pieces (recipes, translated pieces, etc.) without prior permission.


     


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