Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Fatcs and Findings - The Tenement Diet

Talk about dedication: New York-based artist Sarah Lohman is spending this week eating as though she was an 1870s tenement dweller.

Lohman was inspired by an 1877 pamphlet titled Fifteen Cent Dinners, which includes a meal plan to feed a family of six for $3 dollars a week, or $57 in today's money.

Lohman's tenement diet has included Boiled Rice with Scalded Milk and Broth and Bread. MMMM! Future treats will include an apple, which Sarah will eat because she "would like to poop sometime this week."

You can follow her culinary journey at Good luck!

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