Children at the Hearth: 19th Century Cooking, Manners & Games - Barbara Swell

I picked this book up as part of my research for a lecture on period food. There are some excellent 19th C. recipes, redacted for the modern cook ... and, in many cases, easy enough for children to make with adult supervision.

The sections on play and chore time would probably come as a surprise to most children; the idea that one would be expected to have milked cows and so on before heading off to school, and that one's sole toy might be a ball, would be a real shock to the more privileged youth, I think.

In any event, it's a brief read, and a good start for historical reenactment, among other things.