Diabetic Cookery – Published 1917

Well, a link to this cookbook was posted today and, since I’m a nut for old cookbooks, I had to check it out.  What surprised me is the fact that this cookbook seems to support a low carbohydrate lifestyle! Look what I found!  Someone who has cooked from this book! http://asweetlife.org/feature/resurrecting-a-diabetic-cookbook-from-1917/

https://openlibrary.org/books/OL7095821M/Diabetic_cookery

It supports the use of “diabetic flours” (one of which is almond flour) in bread making and it lists free foods (those you can eat to your heart’s content) as mostly meats and low carbohydrate veggies.

Unfortunately, some of the items needed may not be available any longer.

Aleurnat Flour: Made from aleurone, a protein found in protein granules of maturing seeds and tubers. If there is someone smarter than me who can figure out if this is available for purchase anywhere, please share!

The following is from New and Nonofficial Drugs …: Containing Descriptions of the Articles which Stand Accepted by the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry of the American Medical Association (Google eBook)

I have barely skimmed through it but I’m excited!  I hope we can find some of the alternatives used then.

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