Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Gin and Juice: A Victorian Guide to Parenting

The Virtual Victorian has featured some hilarious excerpts from the book Gin and Juice, a parody of 19th century health and parenting books. The following is from a list of recommended foods for the pregnant lady:

  • Trifle.
  • Venison.
  • Cocaine (sprinkled in warm milk or snorted.)
  • Essential Oils such as sump.
  • Rough Shag (to be enjoyed in pipe before bed.)
  • Doctor Gregor MacGregor's Unmentionable Embrocation and Axel Grease (rub on chest or raw poultry.)
  • Claret (watered; avoid the year 1878 as it may cause internal bleeding.)
  • Leafy Green Vegetables in goosefat.
  • Swan (broiled NOT roasted.)
  • Pigeon Compote.

The actual book doesn't seem to be available yet in the US, however, you can get it on pre-order from Amazon.com or from the Emporium Gothica.

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