Some things never change…

“Eggs –Clear, thin fhell’d, longeft oval and fharp ends are beft; to afcertain whether new or ftale–hold to the light, if the white is clear, the yolk regularly in the centre, they are good–but if otherwife, they are ftale.  The beft poffible method of afcertaining, is to put them into water, if they lye on their bilge, they are good and frefh–if they bob up an end they are ftale, and if they rife they are addled, proved, and of no ufe.”

–from American Cookery, or the art of dressing Viands, Fish, Poultry and Vegetables, and the best modes of making Pastes, Puffs, Pies, Tarts, Puddings, Custards and Preserves, and all kinds of Cakes, from the imperial Plumb to plain Cake. Adapted to this country, and all grades of life by Amelia Simmons, an American Orphan c. 1796

2 thoughts on “Some things never change…

  1. True true! Took me a minute to realize that the “f” was in place of the “s” and then another few moments to read it while constantly reminding my brain to change from it's usual interpretive habits.


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