In 1861, a cookbook was published entitled Christianity in the Kitchen. Written by Mrs. Horace Mann of Massachusetts, Christianity in the Kitchen began with a grim Biblical quotation: "There's death in the pot." In her book, some of the food Mrs. Mann cited as both indigestible and un-Christian was pie crust made with butter or lard, wedding cake, turtle soup, fruit picked green and shipped from a distance and wheat flour. Mrs Mann was a big fan of eggs. A typical cake recipe in her book started with, "Take twenty eggs. . ." and further on instructed the cook to "beat the mixture for three hours."
"There is no more prolific cause of bad morals than abuses of diet"