Recipes from the Victorian Sick Room


Anyone reading Regency or Victorian novels will be all too well aware of the obsession with remedies for invalids that were handed down arsenicfrom generation to generation. Some may have worked (most were at least nutritious) and we cannot really blame them for quacking themselves when terrible diseases lurked in their homes and haunted their nightmares. With medical hindsight we can, of course, laugh at some of their ‘cures’ but huge reliance was placed on traditional recipes. Many books were written on the subject and newspapers were full of advertisements for all sorts of medicines and remedies (often lethal ones at that). Recipes from the Victorian Sick Room