Category: Food & Drink

Bovril, 1926

Like some kind of beef-based electricity, Bovril puts BEEF into you. If anyone can tell me what “The Body-building power of Bovril has been proved by independent scientific investigation to be 10 to 20...

Kops Bairn’s Wine, 1924

You can’t give a baby booze, to quote Vic and Bob. Oh, you can with this one, it’s “temperance”, non-alcoholic “Kops Wine”. Kids wine. Plus, a slagging off in 1891 for temperance “Kops Ale”,...

Anti-racism letter, 1918

A letter from The Liverpool Echo, 1918, deploring the racism evident in pubs, preventing black customers from getting served. However, it wasn’t until the Race Relations Act of 1965 that it became illegal to...

German Invalid Cookery, 1922

Another peek at a book from the brilliant Forgotten Books website, and one which includes one of my favourite topics – the disappeared art of invalid cookery. This book, “The Art of German Cooking...