Unknown Couple, Tintype, Circa 1895

Victorians were cautious about giving meat to women or sedentary scholars as it was believed to arouse passions that, finding no outlet, would lead to nervous introversion and illness. But it was regarded as the ultimate food for the strong, aggressive, and manly Englishman. -Lizzie Collingham, Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerers

Fiction Writing Prompt: What does your protagonist believe about different foods, healthy or dangerous?

Journaling Prompt: What foods do you believe help your health? What foods do you believe hurt it?

Art Prompt: Meat is for Men

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write about a strange dietary fad.

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