A General Menu from the 1880s.
Today’s General Bill of Fare is “general”, so I’m including it as our March menu. The layout offers a flexible pick-and-choose style.
For breakfast, select your meat, potato, bread, and relish. Dinner is similar to breakfast, but adds vegetables, desserts, and drinks. Then comes tea, which adds sauce, cake, and something warm.
Any one of these menus seems like a lot of food. I’m think specifically about the typical grab-and-go breakfast bar with coffee, maybe a yogurt, the salad for lunch, and your average soup and sandwich for dinner.
Pick a meal, any meal. How would you build your preferred menu?
Source: The Golden Mean in Cookery, Nora Klein, 1884