Recipes from Scotland 1680s to 1940s


Salads in Glasgow

The publication of Thomas Murrey's '50 salads' book indicates the growing cosmopolitanism of Scottish society and its diet.

Murrey refers to salads as 'The Prince of the Menu' and central to the modern meal.

Salad recipes appear in manuscript recipe books at about the same time.

Book cover showing woman preparing salad

Thomas J Murrey's '50 salads', published in Glasgow around 1892. [Library reference: AB.1.208.001]