A popular 2020 New Year’s resolution is to eat better – and salads often top the list of “good” foods. People have been making similar resolutions for at least a hundred years. There is a poem near the front of the January, 1920 issue of American Cookery that is an ode to salads. Salads clearly were seen as a treat for epicureans. I think the poem also suggests that salads are healthy – though I’m not sure.
“Receipt” is an archaic term for recipe that was sometimes used a hundred years ago.