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History How to Cook a Husband ;-)

Discussion in 'Foods of the Civil War' started by Anna Elizabeth Henry, Jan 2, 2018.

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  1. Anna Elizabeth Henry

    Anna Elizabeth Henry 2nd Lieutenant Silver Patron

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    I bet that title got your attention, right? Well this is a tongue in cheek recipe from according to the source a cookbook from 1700. No actual husbands were harmed in the making of this recipe - I think! :wink:
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    I discovered this in a box in my basement when going through some old Christmas decorations. It's from the 1964 Farmers' Almanac and has some other less cannibalistic recipes I'll share later this week. :tongue:

    I've been trying to track down the original source from 1700 but have only found a somewhat similar "recipe " here accredited to Elizabeth Strong Worthington, who was a writer in the late 19th century.
     

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    Great find. Look forward to more posts.
     
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    This is too funny! I'll have to show it to my wife tonight; I think she did an excellent job of cooking her husband. :tongue:
     
  5. Anna Elizabeth Henry

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    I found some other unusual - and I hope joke recipes in this edition. However there are some actual real recipes to enjoy as well. I might have to post them as well just because they are so silly sounding.
     
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    This is by far the most interesting thing I have read today. Do they have a guide for the other gender? I am asking for a friend.
     
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    Hmm...a quick internet search turned this gem up - not exactly in the same vain, but similar -

    How to Cook a Wife

    • Having caught a wife, light the fire of love and see that a steady heat is kept in the domestic oven.
    • Dress her generously and handle her tenderly, for a woman’s feelings are easily bruised.
    • Butter her freely with compliments and stuff her with flattery, to which add a handful of chestnuts about her being the most wonderful woman in the world and that you never loved before and you could never love again — and so on.
    • Be sure to season with a little time and do not on any account omit a bouquet of sweet herbs.
    • Garnish with theater tickets and an occasional restaurant after the play, and serve with a rich sauce of affection. ~ Source

    As the saying goes, a way to man's heart is through is stomach! Great recipe! :thumbsup:

    This is sweet! Thanks for sharing it! :geek:
     
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    That "recipe" rocks, Anna! :thumbsup:
     
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    My wife is laughing at this thread and giving me a strange look.glad we don't have a kettle big enough but we do have a cattle water trough outside.
     
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    LOL! :giggle: I'm sure you're safe - just sleep with one eye open tonight! :bounce:
     
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    I thought the best way to a good husband was to feed him thus ensnaring him into the cooks pot...

    Admittedly, my wife cheated... she cleaned my house when she was house sitting; I had to keep her around or I was never going to find anything.
     
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    Ok step 1. Hmmm. I don't seem to have all the ingredients. :smile:
     
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    Uh-oh :whistling:
     
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    I'm working on this problem. I just need more time is all!
     

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