Spreading The Word

Using cookbooks and colonial memoirs to examine the foodways of British colonials in Asia, 1850–1900

Authored by: Cecilia Leong-Salobir

The Routledge History of Food

Print publication date:  October  2014
Online publication date:  October  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415628471
eBook ISBN: 9781315753454
Adobe ISBN: 9781317621133

10.4324/9781315753454.ch8

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Abstract

Rice is consumed by most European families at breakfast, tiffin, and dinner. It is eaten at breakfast with fried meat, fish, omelet, country captain, or some other curried dish, and, being invariably followed by toast and eggs, jams, fruit, &c, … The rice at dinner is usually preceded by soup, fish, roast, and made dishes … Kitcheerees are occasionally substituted for boiled rice at breakfast, and are eaten with fried fish, omelets, croquets, jhal freeze, &C. 1

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