Monday, June 9, 2008

Real Cookery Teaching


Butter and new laid eggs figure largely in cooking schools, and as the teacher has not to pay for them she waxes eloquent and insists upon such a lavish use of both that were her lessons generally acted upon there would soon be a mighty famine in the land. But the poor don't come, the rich can do without such teachings, for others do their work, and only a few ladies in the middle classes, with very inquiring minds, put in an appearance. "Let the teacher," said a poor woman, "come to my house and show me how to cook there, and then I shall be obliged to her." Here is the test of good, cheap cooking — to cook with little money, a small, smoking fire, a miserable oven, a couple of saucepans and no scales, and sometimes more mouths to feed than food to put into them. — All the Year Round.


"What are you driving at?" they asked in wild astonishment.
She disdained to reply.
"What are you driving at?"
Still she disdained, with the same old fashion.
We have to leave it to the gentle reactor whether she was handling a nail or a horse. — Cincinnati Enquirer.


Charlemagne could hold his tongue in eight different languages. He made a specialty of studying every language spoken in his empire.

Curtains were employed for bedsteads in the eleventh century. They were afterward transferred to windows.

"Spurred rye" is one of the most deadly poisons known.

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