The cook and housewife's manual, by Margaret Dods

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Page 325 - Of wine may be verified the merry induction, that good wine maketh good blood, good blood causeth good humours, good humours cause good thoughts, good thoughts bring forth good works, good works carry a man to Heaven ; ergo, good wine carrieth a man to
Page 135 - the oyster, among his other gentle qualities, is inclined to minstrelsy. " The Herring loves the merry moon-light, The Mackerel loves the wind, But the Oyster loves the dredging sang, For
Page 53 - when the King sceth, His black beard and white teeth, How his lippes grinned wide, •' What devil is this" ? the King cried, And 'gan to laugh as he were wode. " What! is Saracen's flesh thus good ? That, never erst, I nought wist! By Godes death, and his up-rist, Shall we never die for default, While we may in any assault, And
Page 152 - a fringy fur, of a very fine salmon-colour, which continues more or less till the mushroom is a tolerable size, and then turns to a dark brown. These marks should be attended to ; and, likewise, whether the skin can be easily parted from the edges and middle. Those which have a white or yellow fur should be carefully avoided,
Page 53 - What devil is this" ? the King cried, And 'gan to laugh as he were wode. " What! is Saracen's flesh thus good ? That, never erst, I nought wist! By Godes death, and his up-rist, Shall we never die for default, While we may in any assault,
Page 42 - must be provided with a knife having a good edge; and it will greatly facilitate his operations if the cook has previously taken care that the bones in all carcass-joints are properly divided. It is impossible for the most dexterous carver to proceed with ease or comfort if this be neglected.
Page 152 - we question whether mushrooms in substance are ever salubrious. " The eatable mushrooms first appear very small, and of a round form, on a little stalk. They grow very fast, and the upper part and stalk are white; as the size increases the under part gradually opens, and shews a fringy fur, of a very fine salmon-colour, which continues more or less till the mushroom
Page 49 - up the bag; prick it with a large needle, when it first swells in the pot, to prevent bursting; let it boil, but not violently, for three hours. Obs.—This is a genuine Scotch haggis ; there are, however, sundry modern refinements on the above receipt,—such as eggs, milk, pounded biscuit, &c. &c.,—but these, by good judges, are not deemed improvements.
Page 25 - the pores of it, and makes it loose and flabby, by drawing out the roots of the hair. The second (singeing) tightens the skin in every part, contracts all the sinews and veins, &c." This is said in reference to bacon no doubt; but it was for talent like Dr REDGILL'S to apply it to young pigs. In a
Page 176 - his notes of epicurism, and to discover where the most exquisite dishes were to be had, and the best cooks procured. He had no other servants in his house but men cooks:

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