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Boiling vegetables, 1902 style

Boiling vegetables, 1902 style

Overcooked vegetables are an unfortunate part of New Zealand's cookery history, although British cookbooks also prescribed long boiling times for vegetables. This 1902 newspaper article would send a shiver down the spine of any self-respecting modern cook, with its suggestion to boil carrots for 45 minutes and cabbage and cauliflower for up to an hour.

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Reference: Star, 4 January 1902, p. 3

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David Burton, 'Cooking - Cooking methods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/38534/boiling-vegetables-1902-style (accessed 25 May 2019)

Story by David Burton, published 5 Sep 2013