I’ve been clearing out my office and came across a little booklet titled Handy Household Hints, copyright 1949. Don’t ask me where I got it, I have no idea, but I thought it would be fun to share some tips from it. Here’s one that caught my attention.

“Somehow egg tastes better when eaten with a silver spoon. But the tarnish that results! Remedy? Keep a chemically treated polishing cloth handy when doing the breakfast dishes. Rub each clean but darkened spoon with the cloth and wash again.”

Such were the woes of the post-war housewife, I suppose.

I don’t think I’ve ever eaten an egg with a silver spoon. Have you? Turns out it’s the sulphides in the egg yolk that tarnishes the silver.

I like the idea of eating anything with a silver spoon, but the “chemically treated cloth” concerns me more than a little. So when it comes to eggs, I’ll stick with stainless steel.

Until next time,

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