Mr. Woodhouse’s gruel is delicious, simple and nourishing, but it uses more decadent ingredients than Oliver Twist had in the workhouse. As a hypochondriac, Mr. Woodhouse might have preferred the bland version, but this recipe shows a more common dish eaten by the wealthy and middle classes of the period…Read More
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As we’ve seen in both Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol, food plays an important role in Dickens’ novels. But these are not the first appearances of gruel and negus in literature. In fact, earlier in the nineteenth century, Jane Austen utilized the dishes to show character development and social convention…Read More
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