As much as Melissa enjoyed playing Bryony, she found some of Munsonville’s Victorian foods difficult to stomach, especially when they appeared on her breakfast tray. Here is one of the recipes for Melissa’s initial breakfasts at
Miss Beecher’s domestic receiptbook: designed as a supplement to her
Treatise on domestic economy. Simons
Mansion (I can't imagine), adapted from
Boiled potatoes, mashed
Codfish, cooked and mashed
Cream or milk
Mix potatoes and fish together, adding some cream or milk, and a little pepper, make them into round cakes an inch thick, and fry them in fresh lard.
From "Memories in the Kitchen: Bites and Nibbles From 'Bryony'"
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