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Food fads are all the rage in smart! London society. Au important peeress dines oub with a silver sandwich case that contains charcoal biscuits. Anothor appears at dinners and luncheons with a silver-plated instrument that reminds one of scissors. This is used to minco up every particle bf her meat before she eats it, in aid, she says, to her weak digestion. An eccentric peer accepts all invitations upon the understanding that a specially toasted chop is provided for his dinner; while a second makes his dinner off 'a plate of mutton sandwiches which he takes with him wherever ho goes. Another diner-out drinks a 1 special sort of mineral water, a bottlo of which "he presents to the. butler, upon his arrival; and a noted public man who dines out five times' a week always carries his own cigar with him —a huge Havana. At .a certain great house luxuries of all kinds aro provided for the guests,, while the host! dines off a. fresh herring,' a cut from tho joint, and a milk-pudding. Nowadays there are many inventions. Women carry silver boxes filled with saccharine tablets, which they put into their.tea instead of sugar. One sings the praises' of minced beef and hot water; another pi-escribes sips of iced water; a third advocates no breakfast; and a fourth recommends no food or drink except milk, which is to ,be taken fit the rate of five pints, a, 'day at stated intervals. Others preach I the virtues ,of a fruit diet or strict vegetarianism. Deep breathing is another current craze. This must he piactiscd many times a day nrd befoie an open window m e?ily raounng It hail&'fiom America Tho food faddists and the health cranks consider thomsches tho S.WIOIIIS of Rocietj

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FOOD FADS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8807, 2 March 1914

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FOOD FADS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8807, 2 March 1914