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Written by Line
(11/27/2006 7:03 p.m.)
I was just wondering if the cheesecakes the children ate in Letter 19 would be the same thing we call cheesecake today. I have the impression that cheesecakes used to be less rich and perhaps less sweet than the ones we now know - more likely to be made with something like cottage cheese, rather than cream cheese. Also, since JA wrote about plural cheesecakes, I wonder if they were small, individual serving-sized cakes, rather than slices of a larger cake.
I'm surprised that there was enough room in the newspaper to list all the arrivals and departures in Bath, even allowing for the fact that only people above a certain social level were listed. How big was the population of Bath at the time JA visited there?
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