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Calf’s Foot Jelly (page 4)

Calf’s Foot Jelly is an English dessert that is made by boiling a calf’s foot until the natural gelatin is extracted.  Once the gelatin is extracted, it is combined with wine, lemon juice, and spices, and then cooled. If sugar is added, Calf’s Foot Jelly can become a dessert.

Calf's foot jelly

This dish was often eaten by people with low incomes and poor living conditions, which led people to not discard anything that had nutritious value to it. The texture of this dish is very different compared to others, because it is essentially gelatin made out of meat.

Additionally, Calf’s Foot Jelly was also believe to be a restorative for invalids, meaning that it had a lot of nutritious value, and was a good meal for sick people.

For more information (including recipes!), go to:

http://www.food.com/recipe/petchah-calfs-foot-jelly-307336

http://www.slashfood.com/2009/10/06/zero-mostels-calfs-foot-jelly-aka-homemade-meat-jell-o/

 

 


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