Storing Food in the 1800s.
I love reading excerpts like this – they are intended to communicate a quick how-to. I think of them as tip lists in modern women’s interest magazines. This particular section covers a very wide range of storage ‘tips’ – note that halfway through it jumps from food to blanket preservation, then back to food.
Editors hadn’t been invented yet…
How many times have you looked at a recipe that calls for lemon or orange zest or lemon juice and know that you don’t have any on hand – and that it’s not citrus season? This is me. I take comfort in knowing that this is a timeless problem for home cooks. I never thought about preserving the peels, however. Maybe a project for the coming citrus season!