Monthly Archives: July 2016

History Of Dog Food

History Of Dog Food

For millennia, humans and dogs live together – dogs are the oldest domesticated animal. In earlier times, dogs were needed to guard flocks and farms. Later, they were used as hunting dogs; whereas in the Victorian and Edwardian era, lap dogs became fashionable. There was always the consideration what best to feed the loved, and needed dog: So there’s a long history of dog food. For many centuries, dogs were just fed with barley flour soaked in milk or broth. Then in the 19th century, the first dog biscuits were produced. In the Edwardian era, meat mixed with flour or bread and vegetables was considered the best dog food. Continue reading History Of Dog Food

WW1 Mock Sausages And Cutlets – Historical Food Fortnightly

WW1 Mock Sausages And Cutlets - Historical Food Fortnightly

For the Historical Food Fortnightly challenge 9 – Mock Foods, I made World War One mock sausages and cutlets. Meat was scarce in the war, so I found many meat substitute recipes from different countries. Here’s a recipe for mock sausages made with lima beans from 1912: Soaked, boiled, pureed lima beans were mixed with breadcrumbs, salt, pepper and sage, egg and butter; shaped into sausages, breaded and fried in oil. In 1915 in Germany, sausages, patties and ‘roast beef’ were made with soaked and boiled peas, mixed with carrot, onion, salt and mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris). Sausage and cold cuts were also made with 3/4 part beans and 1/4 part lentils. The vegetarian sausage dough is sewn into a piece of muslin, and smoked for one day at the butcher’s. It’s said to taste like liverwurst.

I’ve chosen to make 1914 vegan lentil cutlets and sausages, which is published in One Hundred Meatless Dishes. The recipe is like a vegan lentil croquettes recipe of today. Continue reading WW1 Mock Sausages And Cutlets – Historical Food Fortnightly

Victorian (1850s) Graham Bread Recipe – Historical Food Fortnightly

Victorian Graham Bread Recipe

Graham bread is named after reverend Sylvester Graham, who invented the bread in 1829. Victorians favored white bread bought at the bakery, homemade brown bread was considered rural. Graham bread was promoted as ‘health bread’ because Victorian white bread wasn’t made with white flour, but with bleached whole wheat flour. Continue reading Victorian (1850s) Graham Bread Recipe – Historical Food Fortnightly