Notebooks From the Past: Recipes for Genever

Here’s a nice image, from a New York Times article yesterday about the history of gin:

It’s a recipe book from the 1820s, with some kind of formula, I guess, for making genever, a Dutch ancestor of the gin we drink today. I love all that small elegant handwriting and the way they’ve crammed so many numbers and notes onto the page!

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One Response to “Notebooks From the Past: Recipes for Genever”

  1. Nice find! I love looking at writing/notes from long ago…

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