Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Delights For the Old and Young

Woman's Favorite Cook Book [1900's]

Look at this! Oh my golly but these pictures are beautiful. Even the jelly mold that suspends what appears to be a whole cluster of grapes looks appetizing. What I really really want, though, is the cornstarch pudding with candied cherries. The little girl in the top left corner has been left on her own, and has therefore determined that of all the sneaky, naughty things she could do, she shall make a pastry.

This is a much better idea than playing with matches. She probably read this cautionary tale and found pastry a wiser alternative.

Die gar traurige Geschichte mit dem Feuerzeug

The Dreadful Story of Harriet and the Matches

Victorians didn't mess around with cautionary tales.


jaimilyn said...

Ok that is a truly disturbing story.

Also, I never giggle about my word verification letters, but I have to here...

wv: scarn - "Scar, Michael Scarn" http://www.thesowmyalife.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/206flu0.jpg

Jana said...

Hee! Yes. That is a good one.