Switchel; the Original Energy-Ade

An 18th century energydrink found on savouringthepast.netSwitchel - The Original Energy-Ade_post

Jas. Townsend and Son who runs SavouringThePast writes What do you drink if you’re worn out and need a little kick? An Ade, soda, an energy boost? In the 18th century, before supermarkets had shelves lined with this stuff,  many people drank a delicious beverage called Switchel.

Beverages similar to Switchel date all the way back to ancient Greece, and were drank all the way around the world. This recipe was typical of those popular in America from New England all the way to the Caribbean.

Of course regional influences made for local flares. In Vermont, for example, Switchel was made with Maple Syrup and mixed with oatmeal. (The oatmeal was eaten as a snack once the beverage was finished.) While in Trinidad the drink was almost always mixed with special branches from the quararibea turbinata plant. (Also known as the swizzlestick tree.)

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Constitutional Dessert / Grunnlovsdessert

A classic Norwegian early 1800s dessert recipe
found on matprat.no
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Constitutional Dessert is a delightful combination of tart rhubarb, sweet prunes and a soft vanilla cream. The recipe is from 1814, the year the Norwegian Constitution was signed. Last year when the 200th anniversary was celebrated, a lot of foodies both amateurs and professionals developed an interest in recipes from the early 1800s.

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Recipe posted at:
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