Death in the Pot

‘Kitchen Scene’ by Peter Wtewael via the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund

By Deborah Blum

The following menu for a 1902 Christmas dinner party stands — as far as I know — as one of the most unusual ever printed. And also one of the least appetizing.

Apple Sauce.
Borax.
Soup.
Borax. Turkey…

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