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In French cooking a farce is a meat-stuffing, much different than the bread-based stuffing we normally make today. In England farces were sometimes called puddings as well.

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This old-fashioned dessert is made by folding fruit into custard or cream. Once incredibly popular because of its simplicity and flavor, the most common flavors were gooseberry and raspberry.

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Like the cookie version of hardtack, jumbles were spiced confections baked hard to keep for long journeys. They were sometimes twisted or shaped into knots in order to make them easier to break off because they were quite hard.

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Still used in perfumery, this measurement used to be a common sight in recipes from apothecaries to drinks. A dram is equivalent to 1/8 of an ounce.

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We’re not talking about the spice here! Equal to 7 or 8 pounds, the clove was an Old English unit of weight often used in the sale of cheese and wool.

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