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Intro Cooking / Stove Food Storage Shopping The 1900 Diet



Vegetarians were considered rather eccentric in Victorian times, since meat was the only practical means of nourishment. The staple food of the middle class was cheap cuts of meat that served as the centerpiece of nearly every dish, from casseroles and stews to beef tea and beef broth -- a purported elixir for illness. Eggs were
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prohibitively expensive for those who didn't keep their own chickens, but canned fruits and vegetables were becoming more popular, as was spaghetti, an easy-to-prepare Italian dish that could provide sustenance without meat.

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