History Press 2010
Paperback 256pp Illustrated
9780752454238   Product Code: 16887
Including the full text of an original prison cookbook compiled in 1902, with recipes for prison 'classics' such as Gruel, Beef Tea and, of course, Porridge, this book examines the history of prison catering from the Middle Ages, when prisoners were expected to pay for their own board and lodging, through the Victorian age and on to the present day. With sections on prison life and punishments, the book describes exactly what 'doing porridge' entailed.