Recipe of the Week: Savory Chicken

The following recipe is from The New Butterick Cook Book, by Flora Rose, co-head of the School of Home Economics at Cornell University. It was published in 1924. A professional scan of that 724-page out-of-copyright book will be one of the bonus items in the next edition of the waterproof SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. This 15th Anniversary Edition USB stick should be available for sale in the third week of January, 2021.
    • 1/4 cup butter or butter substitute or other fat
    • 1 tablespoon chopped onlon
    • 1 chopped carrot
    • 1 slice turnip
    • 1/4 cup flour
    • 1 cup water
    • 1-1/2 cup strained tomatoes
    • Salt, pepper and paprika, to taste
    • 1 chicken
    • Salt-pork fat
    • 1 cup button mushrooms
    • 2 tablespoons chopped olives

Make a savory sauce by melting butter or butter substitute and cooking in it chopped onion, carrot and turnip cut in small pieces. Stir in flour and add gradually boiling water and tomato, previously stewed and strained. Season with salt, pepper and paprika.

Cut up a chicken, dredge with flour, and sauté in salt-pork fat. Remove from the pan, place in a saucepan and cover with the savory sauce. Cook until the chicken is tender. At the last moment, add the mushrooms and chopped olives.


Arrange the pieces of chicken in the center of the platter and pour the sauce around them, garnishing with triangles of toast and stuffed olives.

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  1. I would like to add that this is from back in the days when Cornell was THE legitimate expert on all things “natural science.” The classic Handbook of Nature by Anna Comstock is another from that time period, and arguably the #1 “text” for elementary school biology based on natural observation. Pity Cornell has abandoned respect for nature and opted in to the techno-state.

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