History of Laundry Starch
By Tea at Trianon on December 06, 2013
From Old and Interesting: Starchmaking could take up to a month, with long boiling, soaking, draining, rinsing, drying and so on. In the 17th century the use of wheat was criticised as wasting food on fashion. The 18th century saw experimentation with different sources of starch, including horse chestnuts and potatoes. . . .
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