Sunday, August 12, 2007

"Don'ts For Wives"

From Don’ts For Wives by Blanche Ebbutt, first published in 1913:
Don’t despise the domestic potato. There are a hundred appetising ways of cooking it; but unless you take it firmly in hand, it will arrive at table with the consistency of half-melted ice ... mushy without, stony within. The boiled potato is the rock on which many a happy home barque has foundered.
She is talking about potatoes and not euphemistically ... right?

These are the kinds of things that bewilder The Single Guy.