Food and Flavor: A Gastronomic Guide to Health and Good Living

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Century Company, 1913 - 594 Seiten
 

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Seite 429 - Fruit women screamed, carters fought, cabbage stalks and rotten apples accumulated in heaps at the thresholds of the Countess of Berkshire and of the Bishop of Durham...
Seite 78 - Under precisely the same conditions of temperature and humidity, drawn fowls will keep from twenty to thirty days longer than those not drawn. The presence of undigested food and of excrementitious substances in animals which have been killed most certainly favors tainting of the flesh and general decomposition. The viscera are the first parts to show putrescence, and allowing these to remain within the body cannot do otherwise than favor infection of the flesh with bacteria and ptomaines, even if...
Seite 44 - Now as early as the year 1848 Mr. Gladstone formulated to himself rules for chewing food. Previously to that he had always paid great attention to this requirement of nature ; but at that date he laid down as a rule for his children that thirty-two bites should be given to each mouthful of meat, and a somewhat lesser number to bread, fish, &c.
Seite 43 - Sensuous pleasures, like eating and drinking, are sometimes described as animal, and therefore unworthy. It must be confessed, however, that men are, in this life, animals all through, — whatever else they may be,— and that they have a right to enjoy without reproach those pleasures of animal existence which maintain health, strength, and life itself.
Seite 136 - In this case it is usual to cover the portions, especially of a fowl, with a piece of white paper, which serves to shield a delicate morsel from a too fierce heat. The other and inferior way is to very lightly roast the meat before putting it into the pot to braise, and so dispense with the coals on the cover ; but this hardens...
Seite 491 - One hundred years ago the wretched fox-grape was the only kind that found its way to market, and was the luxury of the rich. Among the fruits and vegetables of which no one had then even heard are cantaloupes, many varieties of peaches and pears, tomatoes and rhubarb, sweet corn, the cauliflower, the egg-plant, head lettuce, and okra.
Seite 468 - ... cooked entirely within the covers ; or they are put without seasoning into their bed, and when baked, the upper lid is raised, and the butter, nutmeg, cinnamon, and sugar are added ; the whole well mixed, and the crust returned as if nothing had happened. But O be careful of the paste...
Seite 329 - A great Bostonian whom I remember to have heard speculate on the superiority of a state of civilization in which you could buy two cents' worth of beef to that in which so small a quantity was unpurchasable, would find the system perfected here,, where you can buy half a cent's worth.
Seite 480 - ... profitable alike to the State and the individuals engaged therein. The raising of venison for market is as legitimate a business as the growing of beef and mutton, and State laws, when prohibitory, as many of them are, should be so modified as to encourage the industry.
Seite 480 - States may be utilized for the production of venison so as to yield profitable returns, and also that this excellent and nutritious meat, instead of being denied to 99 per cent of the population of the country, may become as common and as cheap in our markets as mutton.

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