‘Tis the season for illness. Cooking tomes of the past often included a chapter of recipes to be made for the ill and infirm. Certainly, our need for something comforting remains, but general folklore shared today mentions chicken soup, ginger ale, toast, and saltines. Consider these recipes from Fifty Years in Maryland Kitchen (1881) by Mrs. B. C. Howard.
hm you drink the water or you eat the toast?
I accidentally got the reprint of this that was updated for “modern” tastes. ordered a facsimile shortly thereafter I hope its more to my tastes or I’ll be burning up the Pratt Library photocopier.
Great post. I think I will try these at some point.. really.
Thanks for your comment – the way I read it, you drink the water. Eschew the photocopier! The whole text is available online through Google Books http://books.google.com/books/about/Fifty_Years_in_a_Maryland_Kitchen.html?id=S1gEAAAAYAAJ or here, on archive.org https://archive.org/stream/fiftyyearsinama00collgoog#page/n363/mode/2up