By Elisabeth Luther Cary, Annie M. Jones
Starting on January 1 with a recipe for normal English marriage ceremony cake referenced to Jane Austen's Emma and carrying on with via December with a recipe for Christmas pudding attributed to a quote from Charles Dickens, Books and My nutrition presents readers the get together to adventure the gastronomic delights that encouraged novelists, poets, and playwrights.
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Fry very crisp thin slices of bacon and lay thickly over the dish of spinach. The combination is appetizing. " HAWTHORNE ("The Marble Faun"). For a winter morning there is no better omelette than one made savory with sausage, which should be partly cooked, skinned, if the sausage links are used, and minced fine. Then break and lightly beat to six eggs. Have a small tablespoonful of butter hot in a pan, slip in the eggs, shake gently in one direction. When set add the minced sausage; fold the omelette and serve without delay.
Cover and bake half an hour; remove the cover and brown. January 17th "At this moment Mrs. " THACKERAY ("Catherine"). A Novel but very desirable variation on the old dish of bacon and greens is often served in one household to the approval of family and guest. Carefully prepare and cook spinach in the usual way, season it with salt, pepper, and two or three tablespoonfuls of cream, or rather less of butter, after you have drained and chopped it. Fry very crisp thin slices of bacon and lay thickly over the dish of spinach.
Make a thick cream sauce. Stir into it a pound of salt codfish shredded with the fingers after it has soaked two hours in warm water. Add a dash of red pepper. Do not cook the fish and the sauce, but allow the mixture to get cold and firm. Then shape into croquettes, dip each in beaten eggs, then in fine cracker-crumbs, and fry in very hot fat. " GAY. The stand-by for soup is a simple consommé which may be multi-tudinously varied. Cut up two pounds of lean raw meat, beef or veal, and add a cupful of cold roast beef cut in pieces.
Books and My Food: Literary Quotations and Recipes for Every Day in the Year by Elisabeth Luther Cary, Annie M. Jones