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Victorian Era Recipes Gifts Cookbook – Gingerbread Cottage

Victorian Era Recipes & Gifts

Cookbook from the Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast in Victoria BC

Vanessa shares her varied experiences as a restaurant owner operator, culinary school owner operator and Bed and Breakfast. Coming from the cultural center of Salzburg Austria, a city who boasts not only Mozart but the most exclusive dining and food experiences on earth, Vanessa has put some of her best recipes for homemade food gifts into this Victorian Gifts Cookbook.

Victorian Era Healthy Recipes & Gifts

“Victorian Gifts” Cookbook

Victorian Era Healthy Recipes - Rose Petal Jelly
Victorian Era Recipes – Rose Petal Jelly

Over 200 Victorian Era Healthy Recipes::

Sweet Jams and Jellies – includes a complete guide of how to do it
Victorian Flower Jellies – Rose Petal, Elderflower, Lavender
Victorian Herbal Jellies, Chutney, and Pickled Preserves.
Flavored vinegar and Oils, Seasonings and Dressings
Pestos, Pates, Pasta sauces
Herbal liqueurs & spirits,
Flavored Honey, popcorn, Nuts
Breads, fruitcake, Honey Cakes, Gourmet Cookies
Heartwarming Teas and Mulled Juices
Potpourri, Cosmetics and Salves

Victorian Gifts
Victorian Gifts Cookbook

Amaze your family and friends with homemade food gifts on your next gifting occasion.

Buy our printable ” Victorian Gifts” PDF Cookbook $9.95

Click here to download a sampler PDF of this cookbookPassword is sampler

Your Chef and  Author

Vanessa von Schellwitz
Owner Operator Gingerbread
Cottage B&B

  • As a child, Vanessa was a real life “Heidi” living in the Eschen Villa on the clean, cold alpine Attersee Lake, in Seewalchen Austria, 50 KM East of Salzburg. 
  • Vanessa’s birthplace was located 50 meters from her Godmother’s famous Paulick Villa – the Summer Playground to Vienna’s Elite Art nouveau Community including Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Richard Teschner and Friedrich Paulick at the turn of the 19th century.
  • In fact, the aunt of Vanessa’s Godmother, Gertrude Floege, was the famous fashion designer Emelia Floege – life companion of Gustav Klimt who frequently painted at the Paulick Villa..
  • Also the last Countess Maria dei Medici, who lived adjacent to the Eschen Villa hand wrote a poem for Vanessa as a child… Not many People can say that!
  • Vanessa got her teaching Degree in Salzburg but her real love and talents were for cooking.. 
  • Coming to Vancouver Island via Culture City itself – Salzburg Austria – A true Austrian,Vanessa has pure Mozart flowing through her veins and a delicious piping hot Austrian ApfelStrudel in the Oven for her many guests!
  • Vanessa and her 70’s husband owned and operated the Austrian Chalet, an 80 room hotel with 3 Restaurants in Campbell River BC
  • Vanessa spent many years as Victoria BC’s busiest and most Versatile Culinary Instructor from her Veni. Vidi, Coxi Cooking School, and operating her busy “Vienna Catering” Business
  • Author of 8 Cookbooks, Vanessa also wrote a food Column, had her own TV cooking show and did food styling for other local authors.

Vanessa makes all her guests feel like Austrian Royalty in her c. 1905 Victorian “Arts and Crafts Heritage Home” with Cozy Themed rooms and Elegant 3 Course Breakfasts in her “Bavarian  Gasthaus” Style Breakfast Room

Please Feel Free to Contact us for booking information.
Call Toll free 1-877-767-2121
Email: [email protected]

Past Member of International Association of Culinary Professionals 

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