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not come easily within any table of classification. Among the many elixirs
for health-made-easy, which medical and scientific research have lent their
aid to obtain, is that of a pure albumen in easily assimilable form.
has a world-wide reputation, and is extensively used both in medical
treatment and in the domestic menage wherever it is desirable to administer
nourishment without taxing the digestive organs. It is especially valuable
in cases of gastric catarrh or ulceration. Recipes for Plasmon Jelly, &c.,
will be found pp. 98, 110, &c.
Though in the near future dairy products may be largely superseded by those
of the nut family, there are still many who will prefer ordinary cow's milk,
if only that can be obtained pure, free from germs, and unadulterated. Such
is to be found, we are glad to learn, in the Sterile Dry Milk supplied by
West Surrey Dairy Co.,
who have succeeded, after much careful experiment and testing, in producing
milk which in the process of preparation has been deprived of no element
save germs and water. The simple addition of warm water, therefore, is all
that is needed to restore it to the condition of new milk. Having lost
nothing of its nutritive value, grape sugar, or organic salts, it forms a
safe and valuable food for infants, and should do much to lessen the dangers
of feeding by hand. It may be had Full cream, Half-cream, or "Separated,"
so that the most delicate digestion can be suited. Besides its use for
infants and invalids, it can enter into the composition of any food where
milk is ordinarily used, or where additional nutriment is desired. It may
be added either dry or diluted--as most convenient. One strong point in its
favour is that there is no danger of its turning sour or going bad in any
way--the constant danger with fresh milk; but, of course, only the quantity
required for immediate use should be diluted at one time. This Milk Powder,
also compressed Tablets, can be got from all Health Food Stores, as also
from most grocers and warehousemen. If any difficulty, it can be had from
Headquarters, in small packets at a trifling extra cost, and in larger
quantities carriage paid.
"Wallacite Reg. 'P.R.' Specialties."
In various parts of book, readers will have noticed commendatory reference
to several "Wallacite" goods, and I would here urge that all seeking a pure,
wholesome dietary in health or sickness, should give them a trial. The
range of foods is practically unlimited, every requirement of health or
palate being suited, but all alike composed of pure, wholesome ingredients,
guaranteed free from such deleterious substances or adulterants as yeast,
chemicals, artificial colouring matter, mineral salt, &c. The variety of
biscuits and cakes ranges from the plainest sorts, to suit the dyspeptic or
ascetic, to the most delectable dainties for afternoon tea, not forgetting
Oaten Shortcakes to specially delight the "Canny Scot." Nor need any one be
at a loss to obtain supplies, for, besides the various Health Food Depots
mentioned (see inside front cover), customers can obtain 5s. worth of cakes
and biscuits carriage paid to any part of the United Kingdom, direct from
headquarters, 466 Battersea Park Road, London.
Besides the "Bakery" products there are many additions to one's resources
generally. There is "Stamina" Food for infants invalids, and, curiously
enough, athletes. It is exceedingly palatable for general use in puddings,
pancakes, &e., while gruel can be prepared in a few minutes. Use one part
"Stamina" Meal to four parts of fast-boiling liquid, stock, milk and water,
&c.; simmer five minutes, and it is ready.
In the Pale Roasted Coffee one has coffee at its best, without the harmful
properties of the ordinary article. Thus, with a selection from the other
"P.R." dainties, including some pure fruit preserves, cocoanut or raisin nut
cheese, &c., &c., one can have not only a "Physical Regeneration Breakfast
Table," but a "P.R." store-room complete in itself.
There are many other Health Foods, &c., to which one would like to call
attention, but space admits of only one--Nut Oil with Extract of Malt ought
entirely to supersede the cod liver oil horror. Since a much larger
percentage of nut oil can be incorporated--30 per cent. or over, as against
10 per cent. to 15 per cent., which is the most that can be tolerated of
the nauseous cod liver oil--its tonic and up-building properties are much
greater. Any chemist will compound it, but it can now be had ready for use
from Messrs Mapleton at the very low price of 7d. per lb. See price list,
With regard to obtaining regular supplies of Health Food Specialties, no one
need be at any loss. A post card to any of the leading depots will bring a
price list from which to order direct. Some firms--Chapman, Liverpool;
Winter, Birmingham: "Pitman" Stores, &c.--send quite small
parcels--5/-upwards, carriage paid.
The "Pitman" Reform Food Stores, Birmingham, stand unrivalled for
extent and completeness. Besides their "Vigar" specialties and every
possible variety of Health Foods, they have an unlimited range of cooking
utensils, nut mills and appliances of every kind to facilitate the wholesome
preparation of food. The "Pitman" Steam Cooker is a marvel of cheapness and
excellence, consisting of deep boiler and three upper compartments, whereby
four different dishes can be cooked to perfection, each retaining its full
flavour and nutritiveness.
One is here reminded that there are other factors essential to right, sound,
healthy living besides good well-cooked food. It is desirable to have
cleanliness and purity all round; and we are glad to be independent, even in
the matter of soap, of the filthy refuse fats so often used in its
manufacture. In this connection the following tribute to a vegetarian soap
appeals to readers.
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From "PAPERS ON HEALTH" by Prof. KIRK, of Edinburgh.
_This book should be in every home; an invaluable book of reference.
From all Booksellers, 3/-._
Chapped Hands.--Our idea is that this is caused by the soda in the
soap used. At anyrate, we have never known anyone to suffer from chapped
hands who used M'Clinton's[*] soap only.
It is made from the ash of plants, which gives it a mildness not
approached by even the most expensive soaps obtainable.
If the hands have become chapped, fill a pair of old loose kid gloves with
well-wrought Lather (_see_), putting these on just when getting into
bed, and wearing till morning. Doing this for two or three nights will cure
chapped, or even the more painful "hacked" hands, where the outer skin has
got hard and cracked down to the tender inner layer.
Bathing.--Cold Baths, while greatly to be recommended to those who
are strong, should not be taken by anyone who does not feel invigorated by
them. As everyone should, if possible, bathe daily, the following method is
worth knowing, as it combines all the advantages of hot and cold bathing.
The principle is the same as explained in "Cooling" in heating. Sponge all
over with hot water and wash with M'Clinton's[*] soap; then sponge all over
with cold water. No chilliness will then be felt. Very weak persons may
use tepid instead of cold water. These baths taken every morning will
greatly prevent the person catching cold.
Cold bathing in water which is hard is a mistake, especially in bathing of
infante. The skin under its influence becomes hard and dry. Warm bathing
and M'Clinton's[*] soap will remedy this.
Eczema.--Skin eruptions known under this name have very various
causes. Treatment must vary accordingly.
Where the cause is a failure of the skin to act properly, the whole skin of
the body, especially the chest and back, will be dry and bard. In this case
apply soap blankets.
If the soap blankets be too severe on the patient, then apply general
lathering with M'Clinton's[*] soap. Use a badger's-hair shaving brush, and
have the lather like whipped cream, with no free water along with it. We
have known a few of these applications cure a case of long standing.
Where general debility is present along with the disease, use all means to
increase the patient's vitality. Simple diet is best, and abundance of
fresh air within and without the house by night and by day.
[Footnote *: _If not stocked by the local grocer, samples of toilet,
shaving, and tooth soap can be had from the Makers, M'Clinton's, Donaghmore,
Tyrone, Ireland, on receipt of 3d. to cover postage, or a large assorted
box will be sent post free for 2/6._]
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Winter's Health Foods and Specialities
NUTTON.--The Best Nut Meat, made in six varieties, and can be used in
every way in which butcher's meat is used. Recipes with each tin. 7d.,
1/-, 1/5 and 3/8 per tin.
NUTTON A LA IDEAL HOME.--These delicious dainties were served
recently at our stand at the Ideal Home Exhibition, Olympia, London. (See
as under, page 124.)
NUXO.--A delicious savoury preparation of Nuts for Gravies and
Sauces, and also makes rich and nourishing Soups. 3d. and 1/- tins.
NUTARIAN LARD.--A pure Vegetable Fat for cooking purposes; formerly
known as Cooking Butnut. 1-1/2-lb. cartons, 11d.; 3-lb. cartons, 1/9;
28-lb. boxes, 10/-
WINTOX.--A pure Vegetable Product, intended to take the place of all
Meat Extracts and Beef Tea preparations. In bottles, 1/6 each.
PRUNUS.--The rapid flesh-former--self-digestive, delicious, 86%
nutriment. In tins, 3d. and 1/3 each.
PRUNUS PERFECT FOOD.--The same as above in dry powder form, 96%
nutriment. In tins, 3d. and 1/- each.
NUTROGEN.--A valuable Nut and Milk Food--self-digestive. In tins,
3d. and 1/- each.
NUTARIAN MARGARINE (formerly known as Nut Butters), made in five
Mainstay Biscuits, Malt Oat Cakes, Malted Barley Cakes, Fruit Caramels,
Nutchoo, Nutarian Chocolates and many other lines.
_Send for Price List and name of nearest Agent to Sole Manufacturers:_
R. WINTER, Limited, Pure Food Factory, BIRMINGHAM
Nutton a la Ideal Home.
INGREDIENTS--1 lb. Nutton (No. 1 or No. 8), 1 tablespoonful flour, 1
small onion, Nutarian lard, seasoning, 1 teaspoonful Wintox.
MODE--Chop onion and fry in small saucepan; make into thick gravy with flour
and Wintox; add to the Nutton, previously chopped; form into small cutlets.
Brush with beaten egg, dip in bread-crumb, and cook in a pan of boiling
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Clear Soup a la Royale
Celery Egg Cutlets
German Lentil Soup
Mushroom and Tomato Pie
Poor Man's Pie
Rice and Lentil Mould
Sausages, Sausage Rolls
Tomato and Rice Pie
Vegetable Roast Duck
Mock Chicken Cutlets
Shredded Wheat Biscuits
Legumes en Aspic
Mock Calf's Foot Jelly
Raised Haricot Pie
Tomato and Egg
Egg, Horse Radish
Aerated, Home-made, "Hovis"
Wallace Egg Bread
CAKES AND SCONES--
Afternoon Tea Scones
"Artox" Seed Cake, Shortbread
"Artox" Scones, "Artox" Tea Biscuits
Cocoanut Cream Scones
French Layer Cake
Orange Rock Cakes
PUDDINGS AND SWEETS--
"Artox" Queen Pudding, Appel-Moes
Cocoanut Cream Custard
Lemon Cream, Lemon Sponge
JAMS AND JELLIES
"Manhu" Yorkshire Pudding
Cream of Barley
Plasmon Stock and Vegetable Soup
Simple White, Split Green Pea
Hasty Oatmeal Pudding
Lentil Pie with Batter Paste
Nut Souffle, Nut Omelette
"Nutton" Pie, "Nutton" Chops
"Nutton" Sausage Rolls
"Nutton" a la Ideal House
Protose and Macaroni Pie
CAKES AND SCONES--
Banana Buns, Scones
"Hovis" Scones, Gingerbread
"Manhu" Crisps, Scones
Murlaggan Steamed Cake
PUDDINGS AND SWEETS--
"Hovis" Fruit, "Hovis" Walnut
"Provost Nuts" Pudding
"Provost Nuts" Walnut Pudding
Plasmon Custard and Sauce
Semolina Syrup Pudding
Syrup or Treacle Tart
HEALTH FOOD SPECIALTIES
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Be SURE your HEALTH Foods are quite Pure and Absolutely Fresh.
RICHARDS & CO'S HEALTH FOOD STORE
73 N. HANOVER ST., EDINBURGH.
We Sell all reliable REFORM FOODS, which are under the control of a
Medical Specialist, and we can guarantee Purity,/b> and
Freshness of all foods sold by us.
Our Nature's ENERGY FOODS are the foods of the future. They give Living
A FOOD REFORM RESTAURANT AND TEA ROOMS.
In our Hygienic Department we sell REFORM UNDERCLOTHING, SANDALS, COOKERY
BOOKS and HEALTH GUIDES, KITCHEN UTENSILS.
Electric Appliances for Electric Treatment &c., &c.
Have you tried our, New and Pure DRESSING FLOUR for Cutlets, Fritters
&c.? It is the very best. 2-1/2d. per 1/2 lb., or 3-1/2d. post free.
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THE MANHU FOOD CO. LTD.
MANHU FLOUR FOR BROWN BREAD.
Can be baked without kneading. It makes delicious Scones.
_See Recipes on pages_ 92, 96, 107, 108, 114.
Pure, wholesome Foods for Porridge, Puddings, &c. Very easily cooked.
Special preparations for Diabetic Patients and other Invalids.
_Send for particulars and Recipes._
23 Blackstock Street, LIVERPOOL.
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Recent Reform Enterprises.
Since the first edition of REFORM COOKERY was issued some four years ago,
there has been an immense development in the production of dainty varied
non-flesh foods, depots for the sale of these, and restaurants where both
the food and preparation thereof leave nothing to be desired. Indeed, so
multifarious are the contributions towards the "simple life" that it
threatens to become more complex than the other. However, we need not take
everything offered to us--at least, not all at once--but can select at will
and make our choice.
In the way of recently opened Restaurants, I would draw the special
attention of visitors to Glasgow to the "Arcadian," 132 St Vincent
Street. It is exquisitely appointed in every way, while the menu and
service are all that could be wished for. Most of the Health Foods can also
be had here.
Glasgow, indeed, leads the way, for there during the past few months
Messrs Cranston have equipped two of their magnificently-appointed
luncheon rooms, at 28 Buchanan Street and 43 Argyll Arcade, to the service
of Reform dietary. The name is a guarantee for everything being most
attractive and up-to-date.
Then in Edinburgh, Messrs Richards & Co., 73 N. Hanover Street, who
have long been noted for the supply of pure foods, have added tea and
luncheon rooms--a decided boon to vegetarians in Auld Reekie.
In Birmingham, Winter's Luncheon, Tea Rooms, and Balcony Cafe are
among the most up-to-date to be found anywhere. Music daily, 12-2 and 4-6
o'clock, is one of the many attractions. Besides this, Mr Winter ranks with
the first in the manufacture, supply, import, and distribution of Health
Foods, his premises having extended from a single shop to the splendid
premises at City Arcades within a very few years.
Messrs Mapleton's recent enterprise has been referred to already.
The beautifully-situated estate at Wardle, near Rochdale, should afford
ideal conditions for both work and worker.
Still more recently, The International Health Association,
pioneers also in this respect, have removed from Birmingham to Stanborough
Park, Watford, Herts.
W.H. Chapman, Liverpool, has also extended very largely of late. His
productions now comprise well nigh the whole range of Health Foods--all of
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Books & Pamphlets on Hygiene and Food Reform.
Depot for Vegetarian Society's Publications;
London Vegetarian Society's Publications;
Order of the Golden Age Publications ...
A COMPREHENSIVE LIST POST FREE.
LONDON: RICHARD J. JAMES, Health and Temperance Publication Depot, 3 and 4
London House Yard, E.C.
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WHERE TO DINE.
EDINBURGH, - Reform Food Restaurant--RICHARDS & Co., 73 N. Hanover
The Edinburgh Cafe Co., Ltd., 70 Princes St.
GLASGOW, - The "Arcadian" Food Reform Restaurant and Health Food
Stores, 132 St Vincent St.
Cranston's Fruitarian Snack and Luncheon Rooms, 28 Buchanan St. and
43 Argyll Arcade.
BIRMINGHAM, - Winter's Cafe and Luncheon Rooms, City Arcades.
LIVERPOOL, - Chapman's Vegetarian Restaurant and Food Reform Store,
Eberle Street, off Dale Street--3 minutes from Town Hall and Exchange
Station. _Open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 7 p.m._
LONDON, - The Food Reform Restaurant, 4 Furnival Street (opposite the
Prudential Buildings), Holborn, E.C.
Recently enlarged, now accommodating 270 Diners. Central, roomy, and quiet;
the most advanced Restaurant in the Vegetarian Movement. Shilling Ordinary
3 Courses, Cheese and Coffee. The best variety of Sixpenny Teas in London.
MANCHESTER, - The Vegetarian Restaurant, 5 Fountain Street, Market
Street and 12 Old Millgate.
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Brightly-written Informative Articles
Wives and Daughters Page
Column for Violin Players
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FRUITARIAN SNACK and LUNCH ROOM
28 Buchanan St. and
45 Argyll Arcade,
The Choicest Viands, delicately cooked by Super-Heated Steam in jacketed
Boilers of Pure Nickel, and daintily served
Fruitarian Breakfasts} From 9 o'clock
Snacks, 9 to 12
Luncheons, 12 to 3
High Teas, 3 to 6.45
Cranston's Tea Rooms, Ltd.
_Founder and Managing Director._