This section is from the book "The Steward's Handbook And Guide To Party Catering", by Jessup Whitehead. Also available from Amazon: Larousse Gastronomique.
Fish-kettle with drainer in the bottom.
Breast of veal.
A peppery sharp sauce, brown. (7) Espagnole with vinegar and broken pepper-corns boiled in it, and a spoonful of wine. (3) Carrot, onion, salt pork in dice, pepper-corns bruised, bay leaf, parsley, thyme; all fried in butter; drained of butter; vinegar and brown sauce added, or, if no brown sauce, some brown butter-and-flour thickening and water; simmered, strained.
A tall, showy American wild-plant which bears purple berries. The young leaves are gathered in spring for tender greens. The berries are used for domestic dyes.
Italian corn-meal mush or porridge usually seasoned with grated cheese, butter, or tomato sauce, or all of them. It is treated in many ways the same as macaroni, being baked with cheese mixed in and on top. Polenta, or mush, is also made of chestnut flour and of wheat farina.
Boil 1 teacupful of Indian corn-meal, stirring till thoroughly boiled; mix with, first, a small pat of melted butter and grated Parmesan cheese; serve very hot with a rich gravy flavored with tomatoes, and with roast larks or other small birds on top.
In Polish style.
Italian croquettes of minced meat with cheese and other seasonings; fried.
A southern fruit of little utility, sufficiently plentiful in the southern markets; the fruit, however, is curious and peculiar and the subject of frequent mention in ancient books, while the small tree which bears it is a most charming ornament to the gardens and pleasure grounds where it grows, bearing a profusion of showy blossoms in April and May. The fruit is a pulpy, many-seeded berry, the size of an orange, with a hard, brown shell. It is pink or red inside like some varieties of oranges.
Often called the pomegranate. It is a tiny green-rind melon, mottled like the pie-melon, and not larger than an orange. Inside it is pink with abundant small seeds, closely resembling the pomegranate. Although pleasantly flavored as a melon its small size precludes it from being grown except as a curiosity.