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ANGLO-INDIAN RECIPE BOOKS by Bridget White

ANGLO-INDIAN RECIPE BOOKS by Bridget White
ANGLO-INDIAN RECIPE BOOKS by Bridget White

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All the recipes and Photographs on this Site are old Family Recipes and tried and tested by the Author. Please feel free to try out these old recipes, and relish them, but desist from copying and using on other sites without the prior permission of Bridget White-Kumar. Any infringement would amount to Plagarism and infringement of Copy Right punishable by Law

Saturday, July 27, 2013

THE MEAT SAFE / FOOD SAFE - A COMPULSORY PIECE OF FURNITURE IN ANGLO-INDIAN HOMES IN THE OLDEN DAYS




A meat safe was a compulsory piece of furniture in Anglo-Indian homes in the olden days and every family a couple of them. The Meat Safes were wooden storage cupboards with wire mesh on all four sides. The cooked food and milk and vegetables was usually stored in them to keep fresh over night  as there were no refrigerators at that time. The ‘Meat Safe or Food Safe’ was also quite necessary to protect the food from cats, mice, and insects as well. In order to deter ants from crawling up and attaching the food, The four legs of the Meat Safe was placed in four small containers of water or ant powder. It was as if the Food was protected by a moat.
The Meat Safe or Dooley is now a part of history as it is rarely seen in homes these days.

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