Mushrooms ~1855

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Very Unique Mushroom Recipe.

Alexis starts off in the typical style, with prose to Eloise…leading into the recipe proper for a mushroom sandwich, which is truly unique. If I understand correctly, the recipe came to Alexis through some divine intervention. Glass jars? Vapor?

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Check out that last sentence – I want to know what kind of mushrooms these were…

Ready for the mushroom recipe?

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Evidently, the result is truly amazing – leading to some significant name dropping of Roman and Greek politicians…

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Mushroom season for us is right now. Several colleagues go foraging on the weekends. I’ll float this recipe and see what they think.

Source: Soyer’s Shilling Cookery for the People, 1855.

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    1. This is, by far, one of the craziest recipes I’ve come across… Had some bell peppers that faced a similar, tragic end – and an odd look specimen that may at one time have been ginger! Ugh! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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