A little about the writers here:
Olivia (Mankycat) and Nigel (Sgt. Steampunk) are a happily married couple with two young children. We enjoy trying a wide variety of foods, from the more common to the more exotic (with a few exceptions). We are borderline foodies, though Nigel would say Olivia is much more of one than he. Both are, unfortunately, burdened with the affliction of "too many interests and hobbies".
Olivia has a tendency to research recipes and cooking methods from different eras, and has collected a number of cookbooks and receipt books (basic home management books) predominantly from the 1800's to the 1940's.
Both Nigel and Olivia enjoy watching shows that focus on the historic lifestyles of different cultures and time periods. Neither claim to be authorities, but casual knowledge seekers.
This blog is mainly us having fun and sharing what we learn or attempt. This is, of course, as time and our obligations permit. We hope you enjoy.