April 4

04-04
Spinach Soup
Toasted Crackers
Broiled Sirloin Steak
Sautéd Bananas
Escalloped Potatoes
Lettuce, *Tabasco Dressing
Water Thins
Coffee Soufflé

In 1914 April 4 was a Saturday.

Water Thins are a kind of cracker. I haven’t found a specific brand yet that Fannie Farmer recommended.

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February 11

02-11
Appledore Soup
Toasted Crackers
Broiled Schrod
Spanish Potatoes
Moulded Spinach
Radishes
*Banana Pie
Coffee

In 1914 February 11 was a Wednesday.

Appledore Soup is just potato soup with some ketchup stirred in. The name comes from Appledore House, a hotel on the Isles of Shoals, Maine. For many years the cook there was Maria Parloa, who wrote The Appledore Cook Book and was one of the first instructors at The Boston Cooking School.

What is schrod? Also spelled “scrod”, it’s a young whitefish, usually too small to be filleted. These days, scrod is the term used for any young whitefish, but Fannie Farmer specifically says it is a young cod and that haddock can be dressed the same.

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January 31

01-31
Chicken Soup
Souffléd Crackers
Fried Scallops
Shadow Potatoes
Celery Salad
*Baked Bananas, Currant Jelly Sauce

In 1914 January 31 was a Saturday.

The intriguingly named Shadow Potatoes, also called Saratoga Chips, are thinly-sliced, deep-fried potatoes, that is, potato chips!

M2This project is supported by my Patrons on Patreon and donations from other enthusiasts of historic cookery. With your help I can acquire the unusual ingredients and equipment and do the research needed to continue my culinary adventures. Thank you so much!