1918 Morrell’s Ox Tongue Advertisement

Source: American Cookery (August – September, 1918

Do you have a tired appetite? (What the heck is a tired appetite? Is the same as being tired of a particular food?)

In any case, if this is a problem, here’s a 1918 advertisement with a solution – serve Morrell’s Ox Tongue.

23 thoughts on “1918 Morrell’s Ox Tongue Advertisement

    1. I hadn’t thought about the purpose of a “free” gift – but, you’re right, I bet they were building a data base. The methods have changed across the years, but the purpose is the same.

  1. My appetite is never going to be so tired that I’d put tongue on the menu. Even an exhausted appetite wouldn’t do it. And no, I haven’t tried it, and I hope I’m never forced to!

  2. In other words… when you don’t know what to fix because nothing sounds good then give this a try…. hubby loves tongue… me not so much.. have a hard time not seeing that tongue slurping up it’s nose!πŸ€’πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚

    1. I have vague memories of my mother serving beef tongue right after we butchered when I was a child. I don’t think that I liked it back then; now I’m curious about what it tastes like.

  3. Years ago I tried tongue of some sort that a neighbor cooked. My appetite got very tired of tongue very quickly. I wonder if tongue is cheaper than steak? Mrs. Allen’s cookbook seems to be how to make meat go further.

    1. I’m guessing that tongue was a relatively inexpensive meat a hundred years ago; now I bet that it would be expensive, if it could even be found at all.

  4. Back about a hundred years ago my maternal grandmother was raising her 4 children on a very tight budget. She got tongue because it was cheap. Her youngest daughter when presented with dinner that night politely said, “No thank you, Mama, I don’t like where it licks.” It sure stuck with my grandmother because the story was told at least once a year.

    1. Thanks for sharing the fun story. Kids say the darnest things. πŸ™‚ It’s interesting how some stories about relatively minor events end up becoming family lore.

  5. I had tongue in the home of a relative. I would like to have stuck out my tongue, but good manners stopped me. The person who cooked it is dead, and I wonder if tongue finally killed her.

    1. I know that I ate tongue a few times when I was a child, but I can’t remember what it tasted like. Your comment makes me think that it’s just as well that I don’t remember.

  6. Not even a no thank you bite! My mother enjoyed beef tongue but I never tried it – ever. Now if my appetite is tired I go out to dinner!! πŸ˜‰

  7. Of course, in the old days, every part of an animal was table fare. We’re too modernized and “sophisticated” for this now… πŸ‘Ž

    1. It’s interesting to think about food trends, and how foods that one generation might enjoy are considered not tasty by the next. I once read an article about the psychology of good that I found fascinating.

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