Mock-meats from 100+ years ago -
Posted by JohnnySensible at 04/11/2011
Mock-meats from 100+ years ago - the first mention that I have so far found of 'Nuttolene'!
From the book -
To Natural, Hygienic &
SIDNEY H. BEARD
Editor of -
"The Herald of the Golden Age"
Published May, 1902
Pages 41 - 42 - 43
Chapter title - SUBSTITUTES FOR ANIMAL FOOD
SATISFACTORY substitutes for the ar-
ticles used under the old food regime are
now upon the market, and new specialties are
frequently being invented.
Beef can be replaced by " Nuttose," which
can be carved just like a small joint of meat.
Chicken and Veal find an efficient sub-
stitute in " Protose " - the flavor of which is
so delicate as to commend itself to almost
everyone who tries it.
Suet is replaced by " Vejsu " - a vegetable
suet which is indistinguishable from beef suet
that is sold in packets. Another substitute
is pine kernels, which contain l0 ozs. of oil
to the pound, and which, when rolled and
chopped, resemble suet exactly. A third sub-
stitute is " Nucoline," or " Albene " (flaked in
the nut mill) ; a fourth is tapioca.
Lard is inferior in every respect to Nuco-
line, Albene, and Olive Oil.
Gelatine is substituted by "agar-agar," a
sea-weed which is quite tasteless.
Extract of Beef is replaced by " Carnos "
or by " Odin " - the latest triumph of the phys-
ical laboratory, which consists of a malt extract
of barley that is undistinguishable from con-
centrated extract of beef. Its taste and smell
are identical and yet it is free from the nox-
ious elements contained in beef. " Nut But-
ter," " Nuttolene," " Plasmon," and other valu-
able specialties enable stock to be thickened,
strengthened and flavored. Similar produc-
tions are being constantly invented and placed
on the market.
Meat Stock is substituted by vegetable
stock, produced by stewing haricots, peas, len-
tils, and the like. The latter is far more nutri-
tious, and is free from uric acid and excremen-
In the following pages recipes will be found
for preparing dishes which closely resemble,
in taste and appearance, those to which a car-
nivorous community has been accustomed,
many of them being of such a nature that
persons who have always been fond of flesh-
food find it difllicult to detect whether they are
eating such or not. Even fish cutlets can be
simulated by preparing vegetable substances
closely resembling the real thing.
The full book - http://openlibrary.org/works/OL7838551W/A_comprehensive_guide-book_to_natural_hygienic_humane_diet
1915 ad for Nuttolene & Protose - http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/10632/pg10632.html
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Are the very Basis of Food Reform
They were the pioneers of the movement in this country and STILL STAND UNRIVALLED
Following are a few of our Specialities:
Acknowledged to be the most valuable family food of its kind. Granose is wheat in the form of crisp, delicate flakes, thoroughly cooked and so rendered highly digestible. While it is given to very young infants with great success it is an all-round family food and is increasing in popularity everywhere.
Free samples supplied to bona-fide inquirers.
A delicious substitute for meat, guaranteed to be free from all chemical impurities. Thoroughly cooked, highly nutritious, and digestible. Made entirely from choice nuts and wheat.
Makes superior porridge in one minute: also good as a basis for vegetarian
"Roasts." Children are delighted with it for breakfast. Very nourishing.
Without doubt the most delicate and tempting substitute for meat pastes.
Makes excellent sandwiches and is capable of a variety of uses.
A wholesome beverage made entirely from cereals. Should be used in place of tea and ordinary coffee.
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The distinguishing feature of our biscuits is that they are absolutely pure, nourishing and digestible. We make a variety combining wholesomeness with palatableness.
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My great-grandparents would often have used 'excrementitious' when describing their food to friends.
Webster's 1828 American Dictionary
'excrementitious' - [Adjective] Pertaining to excrement; containing excrement; consisting in matter evacuated or proper to be evacuated from the animal body.
......the adverb is excrementitiously - I was hard pushed to think of a sentence which might include it - then I discovered Lawrence S. Pertillar's poem - http://poemhunter.com/poem/excrementitiously-packed/
If McDonalds advertized - Excrementitious Burgers it might even increase their sales!
Graham Chapman & friends having fun with some much shorter words - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZFj72MV0f0