After her husband traveled to New Orleans in 1850 (he missed Cafe du Monde, 1861), Jane Gilmor Howard (Mrs. B.C. Howard) included a recipe for beignets deep fried in lard in her Fifty years in a Maryland Kitchen cookbook, 1873.
This year is the 100th anniversary of the end of The Great War. The photograph shows a World War I rolling kitchen from 1918. Library of Congress: "Machine Gun Battalion, Company G, Second Brigade, rolling kitchen. Hermitage, France. March 11, 1918."