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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Herstoryan's Hearth: The Nursery Dinner (1880)

Soyer, Alexis. The Modern Housewife, or Menagere Comprising nearly One Thousand Receipts for the Economic and Judicious Preparation of Every Meal of the Day, and those for the Nursery and Sick Room; with Minute Directions for Family Management in all its Branches. London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., 1880. p 32
"53. CHILDREN'S DIET FOR THE DAY. - Bread and milk for breakfast at eight; the dinner at one, which was composed as follows throughout the week: roast mutton and apple pudding, roast beef and currant pudding, baked apples; boiled mutton with turnips, after which rice or vermicelli pudding; occasionally a little salt beef, with suet dumplings, plain and with currants in them, or pease pudding; or if unwell, a little veal or chicken-broth, or beef-tea ( the receipts for which will be found in the series Comforts for Invalids)."

1 comment:

  1. Not very much nutritional value there, huh? So glad I found your blog - very interesting stuff.