oysters_chicken_salad-stpaul1889

Mrs. Matthews, whose dinners have always been known as the most recherché of that gastronomic circle known as the supreme court, says that the Lynn Havens are the best of the American bivalves…

Note: Recherché is exotic, rare, or esoteric. This is a fabulous line.

One of the customs of the day was to solicit recipes from the wives of the leaders of he land and reprint them in regional newspapers. Here we have commentary on oysters and the favored chicken salad recipe for Justice Matthews.

Source: St. Paul Daily Globe, 1889.

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