April 8, 1930
The Sugar Institute recommends adding sugar to lamb chops or vegetables with the justification that "Doctors approve the use of sugar as a flavor on these essential foods because it arouses the appetite to eat more of them. Good food promotes good health."
New Way to Prepare Lamb Chops - Addition of Novel Seasoning Improves their Flavor
This new method really begins before the chops are put on the broiler or in the pan.
First make a mixture of 3/4 teaspoonful of salt, 1 teaspoonful sugar, 1 teaspoonful vinegar or lemon juice and 5 tablespoons of salad oil. Pour this over the chops and let stand for a few minutes, then fry or broil them and you will be delighted with the way this seasoning heightens the flavor of the lamb. If you wish you can use the mixture to baste the chops as they cok.
The sugar is a most important ingredient of the mixture just describes because it blends the salt, lemon juice and oil into a smooth, piquant goodness.
A dash of sugar to a pinch of salt is a good rule to follow in many other kinds of cookery. In cooking vegetables this combination noticeably and pleasantly emphasizes the flavor of carrots, spinach, string beans, cabbage and peas. Doctors approve the use of sugar as a flavor on these essential foods because it arouses the appetite to eat more of them. Good food promotes good health.
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