Featured Menu Item: Stewed Apples

To serve so many meals a day on a steamship naturally requires an immense number of dishes. These vintage menus featured Stewed Apples as a line item. Discover other dishes served and some creative names given to some of the food items. The graphics on many of the menus are pretty extraordinary.

When stewed, apples—as well as all other fruit—should be cooked slowly and gently. Rapid ebullition drives off much of the aroma of the fruit with the steam, and it is also more likely to burn. If you are in haste, however, you can, by having the slices of apples very thin and the water hot, stew them very quickly without much loss. Greenings can be cooked in this way in seven to ten minutes, and they will be very delicate.

A better way is to quarter them and simmer slowly in a close vessel; the richer the fruit, the more juice you may allow. If the fruit is poor and abundant, cook one mess, pared or not, strain it through a cloth, and cook the next mess in the juice. One may also use perfectly fresh cider, but not two or three days old. If the apples are so tender that they will break, mash them up evenly, and if you choose, pass them through a colander. It improves their flavor to add a little lemon juice, but not the essence or skin, both of which contain the unwholesome acrid oil.

1923-10-23 SS President Arthur Breakfast Menu

SS President Arthur Breakfast Bill of Fare 23 October 1923

Date: Tuesday, 23 October 1923

Steamship Line: United States Lines

Featured Entrée: Scrambled Eggs aux Crevettes

Other Featured Item: Fried Flounder

Includes: Concert on Promenade Deck Program

1923-10-25 SS President Arthur Breakfast Menu

SS President Arthur Breakfast Menu 25 October 1923

Date: Thursday, 25 October 1923

Steamship Line: United Statese Lines

Featured Entrée: Fried Eel

Featured Dessert: Fresh Rolls

1923-10-27 SS President Arthur Breakfast Menu

Breakfast Menu and Concert Program, SS President Arthur, United States Lines, October 27, 1923

Date: Saturday, 27 October 1923

Steamship Line: United Statese Lines

Featured Entrée: Fried Sole

Featured Dessert: Stewed Apples

Includes: Program for Concert on the Promenade Deck

1925-07-02 SS Bremen Daily Menu Card

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 2 July 1925

Date: 2 July 1925

Steamship Line: North German Lloyd

Featured Entrée: Chicken Poulette

Featured Dessert: Pineapple Ice Cream

Includes: Music Concert Program

 

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