On this day in 1907, in the regular newspaper feature Of Interest to Women, included amongst the club meetings, teas, and engagement parties this recipe for a traditional Christmas pudding.
This recipe is far more detailed than most from this time period, when it was understood that women knew how to cook generally, and all they really needed to create a new dish were approximate ingredient amounts. Rather than standard "cups," this recipe calls for "wineglassfuls" and "teacupfuls."
Of Interest to Women was the society page for the Athens Banner. It often included a week's calendar of society events, along with news about travels, visitors, parties, fashions, cooking, clubs, and school pagents or presentations.
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- Athens Banner, Mar. 1906 - Dec. 1907 on Microfilm in the Heritage collection.
- Athens Historic Newspaper Archive collection in the Digital Library of Georgia.
- Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years by Elizabeth Wayland Barber in the general collection.
- Mrs. Beeton's Christmas Book by Mary Isabella Beeton in the general collection.
- Out to Work: A History of Wage-Earning Women in the United States by Alice Kessler-Harris in the general collection.
- Women in the South: An Anthropological Perspective by Holly F. Matthews in the general collection.
- Nigella Christmas by Nigella Lawson in the general collection.
- Memorabilia of the Athens Women's Club by Marguerite Sheffer in the Heritage collection.
- The Christmas Cook: Three Centuries of Yuletide Sweets by William Woys Weaver in the general collection.