Eating at Harvard: 375 Years Worth of Food

1940 menu from Eliot House- from Harvard Archives

Harvard is celebrating its 375th anniversary this year and is having a killer birthday party on Friday to celebrate. HUDS has gotten into the spirit and Chef Martin Breslin created a menu based on foods that Harvard has served throughout the decades. Martin recruited some of Harvard’s best and brightest students to research the menu items- stay tuned for their research.

But on to Friday’s “Bill of Fare”

Beef consommé                                               
Corn Chowder                                                 
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A Grand Sallat                                                 
Herbs , capers, dates, raisins of the sun, figs, eggs.
The second book of cookery and carving 1638
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Roast leg of Lamb with mint jelly                       
Chicken pie                                                       
Welsh rarebit                                                 
Buttered Savoy cabbage                        
Griddled potatoes ‘1899’                       
English peas                                                     
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The root cellar                                               
Turnips, carrots, parsnips, beets, Hubbard squash, onions
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Corn Bread                                  
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