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Advert For Edward's Desiccated Soup 7532

Advert For Edward's Desiccated Soup 7532

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1888

Shelfmark: Evan.7532

Item number: 7532

Genre: Leaflet

This is an advertisment for Edward's dessicated soup. The word soup comes from the same source as the English term ‘sop’, which means a piece of bread soaked in liquid. In the Victorian period the working classes did not eat soup as they did not have the equipment to make it or the cutlery to eat it with but it was a favourite of the upper classes who ate it with every meal. Table etiquette was very important at this time and it was essential that one know the correct way to eat soup. It was the only dish that could be eaten as soon as it was placed on the table and the bowl was tipped away from the diner. The soup spoon was used in an action that went away from the diner and slurping was thought to be very bad manners!

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