Living with intention…or not


Cooking circa 1924
January 2, 2009, 10:00 pm
Filed under: Good eats, Home sweet home

My mother recently gave me copy of the Westminster Church Cook Book from 1924. The ads are hysterical and the recipes themselves are maddeningly vague. Tonight it struck me…I think I’ll post a recipe a day. Maybe I’ll even try a few. MAYBE.

We’ll start with SOUPS AND CHOWDER

Clam Chowder

25 clams, 4 potatoes, 2 onions, 1 carrot, 1 tomato, 1/2 pound of salt pork, milk to suit taste. Add few cracker crumbs toward the last to thicken if desired.
Chop pork fine and fry in a separate pan until brown. Then take out some of the fat. Add the finely chopped onions, and fry brown; then put into a kettle and add a quart of boiling water, and clam liquor which has been boiled and skimmed. Then add vegetables chopped fine. When all is tender put in the chopped clams; Last of all add the scalded milk to suit taste.

Mrs. J. A. Drew

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