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Nostalgic Roe Finds: February 2017

Roe is back, but not having much luck on the game hunt. But some luck is better than no luck!

Nostalgic Roe

Suckling Pig Sous Vide

Dear Internet,

For my birthday this year, Cara gave me an Anova Precision Cooker so I could try my hand at sous vide. I was hoping for a man-ring or maybe some sexy underwear*, but alas, another kitchen appliance. 859 more words


Cooking Steak With Thermite.

This is a bad idea.

This is seriously a bad idea.

Brian Brushwood told me this was a good thing to try so blame him. Now that I have that out of the way, I can explain exactly what the hell we did. 145 more words

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A Snail-Pomatum (1756)

“Take as many Snails as you please, and beat them in a Mortar with a sufficient Quantity of the Oil of Sweet Almonds. Strain by Expression, and add an Ounce of Virgin-Wax for every four Ounces of Oil. 33 more words


Styptic water (1756)

“Take Alum, white Vitriol, and green Vitriol, of each half an Ounce; dissolve them in Plantain and Knot-grass Water, of each six Ounces. Strain the Liquor for Use. 12 more words


To remove Superfluous Hair (1857)

“This is very difficult… Madame Elisi Voiart, in her ‘Encyclopedie des Dames,’ recommends a few drops of dulcified spirit of salt, (that is, muriatic acid distilled with rectified spirits of wine,) to be applied with a camel hair pencil.” 8 more words

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