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hencod 8 Feb 2016, 00:28 by John Simpson

Fried hencods’ roes and mutton kidneys: these are a few of his favourite things   U 4.2-5: He liked thick giblet soup, nutty gizzards, a stuffed roast heart, liver ... fifth quarter ” that he mentions in passing later in the novel. His taste in food is our first hint at the characterization of the hero.   Thick giblet soup Bloom regards ...

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Veribest 3 Dec 2013, 03:03 by John Simpson

Advertising names that speak to you: 2 - Veribest U 17.593: Veribest (Boot Blacking). Joyce jotted down “veribest” in his notebooks from his observation and reading in mid to late ... of the Mississippi Agricultural Experiment Station, p. 64).      “Veribest” was best known in the food industry. Armour and Company was a successful meat-packing and food-processing business established initially ...

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Poisonous peas 29 Nov 2013, 12:48 by JJON Editors

  The deleterious effect of copper sulphate on green peas   U 16.801:  Sulphate of copper poison SO 4 or something in some dried peas he remembered reading of in a ... or where. The use of copper sulphate (CuSO 4 ) in various areas of the food-production industry was a hot topic in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Traditionally it ...

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water 26 Aug 2015, 02:02 by John Simpson

Priestly water-divining   U 8.34-40: No families themselves to feed. Living on the fat of the land […] Does himself well. No guests. All for number one. Watching his ... progress of disease.      In the context of the Lestrygonians episode with its emphasis on food and bodily functions, this origin provides relevant undertones. The self-centred priest can thus be ...

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mess 3 Oct 2016, 01:05 by John Simpson

A mess of four   U 9.890-2:   They list. Three. They.                 I you he they.                 Come, mess. […] He had three brothers, Gilbert, Edmund, Richard. Gifford annotates the cryptic word ... this passage as follows: “To ‘mess’ is obsolete or dialect for to portion out food, to serve a dish”. However, he does not take into account that this meaning does ...

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walk 25 Aug 2015, 15:05 by John Simpson

Musical breakfasts and a walk with the band   U 8.470-1: Halffed enthusiasts. Penny roll and a walk with the band. Don Gifford finds an explanation for Joyce’s ... There is no doubt that the Salvation Army was associated with the provision of food and shelter at a premium for those living on the streets, but perhaps not in ...

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soap 29 Oct 2015, 15:15 by John Simpson

Soap-eating in the Arctic   U 17.1988-9: The land of the Eskimos (eaters of soap) Bloom contemplates various places abroad, moving from those with specific associations, such as ... intestines are either boiled or eaten raw. Laura P. Appel-Warren in Ken Albala Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia (2011), volume 1 ch. 'Inuit', p. 191 Akutuq , sometimes called ...

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ostrich 29 Nov 2013, 13:00 by JJON Editors

Roll up for the human ostrich   SH 133 : There’s a fellow in Capel St at present in a show who says he can eat glass and hard nails. He ... foreign bodies in their stomach helped them to break down and digest their regular food.      The OED includes human cannonball (1880-) and human fly (1885-). Although not so well known ...

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Root 26 Nov 2015, 04:16 by John Simpson

He cures fits!   U 15.3256-7 : Rubber goods. Neverrip brand as supplied to the aristocracy. Corsets for men. I cure fits or money refunded. In a passage which includes ... the unlicensed pharmacists and in 1906 the United States Federal Government passed the Pure Food and Drug Act which, among other things, made the manufacture or sale of poisonous nostrums ...

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crocodile 31 May 2015, 02:26 by John Simpson

What made a crocodile bite the flute of an anchor?   U 16.460: — Why, the sailor said, shifting his partially chewed plug, I seen queer things too, ups and downs ... its way into Ulysses. John Simpson Search by keyword (within this site) Journalism  London  Food  1 BL ‘Eumaeus’ Notesheet 6.49, in Phillip F. Herring, Joyce's Ulysses notesheets in ...

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