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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 460

Volume 18, New Series, October 23, 1852

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1852
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,934 / 71 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.6
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 524
Added to site: 2008.01.05 19607
Genre: Periodical

dreds of canisters of preserved provisions, all of which they were invited to open and taste. They say, or their reporter says, that the merits of the contributions 'were tested by a selection from each; the cases were opened in the presence of the jury, and tasted by themselves, and, where advisable, by associates. The majority are of English manufacture, especially the more substantial viands; France and Germany exhibiting chiefly made-dishes, game, and delicacies--of meat, fish, soups, and vegetables.' It is an important fact for our colonies, that viands of this description are as well prepared in Australia, Van Diemen's Land, Canada, and the Cape of Good Hope, as in the mother-country. 'Animal food is most abundant and cheap in some of those colonies. In Australia, especially, during seasons of drought, it is wasted in extraordinary quantities; flocks are slaughtered for the tallow alone, and herds, for their bones and hides. Were the meat on these occasions preserved, it cannot be doubted that it could



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