3 Good Things: Toy Butcher Shops, Jellybots


1. A quick look at the 19th-century craze of miniatures, like toy butcher shops complete with teeny animal carcasses, meat hooks, and bloodstains. [Collectors Weekly]

2. Polly Russell on M.M. Mitchell’s 1918 cookbook, Cookery Under Rations, which made attempts to explain the basics of nutrition to an unhealthy Britain, and on Mrs. John Gilpin’s 1914 cookbook, Memsahib’s Guide to Cookery in India [FT]

3. The Bompas & Parr team has built some expensive robots out of jelly, then hidden them for people to find. The wobbly publicity stunt goes hand in hand with Wes Anderson’s Made of Imagination ad. [DW]