Punch,  33 (1857), 198.

Cooking by Electricity



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Electricity, Nutrition, Domestic Economy, Commerce, Telegraphy, Invention, Technology

    Following an account of a dinner in St Denis, near Paris, 'at which all good things were cooked by electricity', suggests some of the ways in which electrical apparatus will be used in the preparation of food. These include plum-puddings boiled by electric currents, the replacement of pots and pans by Leyden jars and 'the old spit' by 'the positive, or negative pole'. Anticipates, 'in this scientific age', such consequences as the opening of an 'Electric Cook-shop', electric potato-cans, the cooking of accounts in telegraph offices by electricity.

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