Eggnog was a southern tradition for Christmas and New Year's Eve. In the following story, a tub of egg nog was set out on the porch for 12 days - from Christmas until Twelfth-night (January 6) - for visitors. Mrs. B.C. Howard's recipe for Egg Nogg from her Fifty Years in a Maryland Kitchen is below.
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Women "... cannot make a good book of Cookery." Johnson actually said that to a woman!! (she compared him to Hercules with a spinner's distaff) In addition to discussing Mrs. Glasse's Art of Cookery, which he had "looked into," he proclaimed: "I could write a better book of cookery than has ever yet been written..."