How to Buy Meat ~1866


Advice for the savvy shopper:

Buy of some one particular butcher, and let him choose for you…You will find a uniformity of prices for the same cuts of the best stock, go where you will in the same city.

What I enjoy about this excerpt is that it highlights the honest nature of the hardworking small businessman and the industry and thriftiness of the home cook. Virtues we still value some 170 years later.

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Source: Mrs. Corwen’s American Lady’s Cookery Book, 1866.

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