Horror of horrors! I let my 19th century man take a Grand Tour for enrichment purposes, but he has, unfortunately, now arrived in Italy. He has begun eating—GARLIC! In most of his meals. How am I supposed to convince him to drop this deplorable habit when even the ladies in Italy eat garlic? Please help me save my Man from the cruelest of fates—becoming Italian!!!
Hope is not lost! There's a lot more information I need to know before I can give you my condolences for hearing the dirge of the organ-grinder.
While today we think of Englishmen as being harmed by garlic and sunlight, and unable to enter a residence without a proper invitation—historically they have eaten a spicier diet, with Indian influences like Mulligatawny Soup from over 200 years ago. It's the late Victorian types (ironically raised on imperialist adventure fiction for boys) who need their plain toast cut into pieces before they can consume it.
An earlier 19th century Englishman might be a fan of celebrity chef William Kitchiner. The 1822 (fourth) edition of his Cook's Oracle sings the praises of "the Whip and Spur that Students of long standing in the School of Good Living are generally so fond of enlivening their palate with, i.e. Cayenne and Garlick" and has many spicy and garlicy recipes.
As The Practical Cook, English and Foreign of 1845 acknowledges, "there is scarcely an English family among the higher or middle classes, who does not number among its members a retired military or civil servant of the East India Company" and he probably has a taste for Anglo-Indian cookery, so the book has a whole chapter. Your early-mid 19th Englishman enjoys a variety of ethnic cuisines and may even relish an Irish stew!
Here is another possibility: could your "English" man actually be French? You might not think of this prospect, but the reality is there are a lot of 19th century French anglophiles who love their redingotes and twine anglais. Every 19th century man aspires to speak la langue de Molière—but when he orders a cup of coffee on his trip to Paris, does the waiter give him a knowing nod and bring him Le Charivari with his beverage, or start speaking English and offer him The Times?
Even in the latter case, he may have only developed an unfortunate predilection for the pungent allium. It's not that uncommon for a 19th century man to enjoy piquant recipes—yes, even if he's English.
You can try offering him a variety of foods to break him from this Mediterranean passion, as he may find that less highly spiced foods agree more with his digestion (which will be true especially as he ages).
DIY Homemade Flavored Salts Three Ways
Garlic Rosemary Salt, Lemon Pepper Salt, Herb Salt.
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Not to be all One Weird Trick This Ex-Tumblr Employee Discovered About Garlic, but I saw someone commented on my paprika post that garlic and onions make them sick.
My wife has an allium intolerance. If she eats garlic, shallots, scallions, chives, or raw onions she gets an upset stomach, etc. Cooked onions are fine, though. For the longest time I just had to omit those ingredients from the food I cooked for her.
One day we were at a bar and we ordered some food and asked for no garlic in one of the dishes. The bartender put in the order and asked if garlic makes us sick, and my wife said yes, and explained the allium thing. The bartender said his wife has the exact same thing, and he found out that freezing garlic first seemed to alleviate her symptoms.
So I went and tried it. I was cooking a polenta and put some frozen garlic in it. My wife came home and I asked, "Are you sure you want to try this? It's pretty garlicky." and she tried it and said "This doesn't taste like garlic at all." And I knew that it definitely did. I could smell and taste the distinct flavor of garlic, but to her there was a complete absence of any garlic flavor that she knew of. It makes me wonder if freezing garlic breaks down a compound that I don't even notice because I've never had issues with garlic.
Anyways, I freeze my garlic and shallots now, and my wife can eat those without issue. Sure it's not the same as fresh, but we can both enjoy it this way.
Mushroom Galette with Garlic, Thyme, and Chevre
[Fanart] Skyrim Food - Wine, Bread, Garlic and Elves Ears.
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Small part of something bigger that will be posted monday, hence the quality... or lack thereof, but it looked neat on its own.
And yeah, that woven ‘basket’ thing for the wine was hand drawn, you’re gonna stare at it and you’re gonna like it !
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Did You Know: Garlic bread is a popular baked good in Skyrim? It is often served alongside soup.
Covered with Garlic