Saturday, August 7

Creative Cooking

As shared in a previous post, I have acquired a copy of Mrs. Beeton's Household Management, the definitive book on life in the nineteenth century. I am very much enjoying it, and wanted to share some of the fantastic recipes I've encountered therein:

Parrot Pie (may substitute parakeets as available)
Kangaroo (bush style, jugged, curried or soup)
Irish Moss (yes, it really is what is sounds like)
Calf's Foot, Stewed
Roasted Pigeons
Pig's Head, Boiled
Pig's Kidneys, Grilled
Pig's Pettitoes, Fried
Stuffed Pig's Ears
Sheep's Tongues, Braised
Ox Cheek, Stuffed
Potted (Calf's) Head

Needless to say, none of these will be showing up on our menu any time soon. On the bright side, the book contains dozens of recipes for veggie dishes and pastries that do look quite delectable. And, I suppose, it is a comfort to know that should TEOTWAWKI hit any time soon I'll be the only one running around with actual recipes for available food sources like pigeons instead of figuring it out the hard way!

**For those unfamiliar with apocolyptic jargon, TEOTWAWKI stands for The End of the World as We Know It, and may be freely swapped with any alternative equivalent term of your preference.**

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