3 July 2015

Friday's Literary Feast

Quotes from The Virago Book of Food:  The Joy of Eating

MARY TYLER PEABODY MANN
1807 - 87

Her famous cookbook, Christianity in the Kitchen, warned:  'There's death in the pot.'  And one of her cake recipes called for 20 eggs and a batter that had to be beaten for 3 hours.

There is no more prolific, - indeed, there is no such prolific cause of bad morals as abuses of diet, - not merely by excessive drinking of injurious beverages, but excessive eating, and by eating unhealthful food.  Compounds like wedding cake, suet plum puddings, and rich turtle soup, are masses of indigestible material which should never find their way to any Christian table.

Christianity in the Kitchen




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