Napoleon Series Archive 2015

A Waterloo drink

Journal of the Waterloo campaign ... 1815, Volume 1
By Alexander Cavaliť Mercer
page 63

"One vegetable seemingly in great request was the tender root of the hop plant. This, when peeled and stewed in milk, is really delicious. We had it every day on our table, and it was a general favourite. "

What I find so interesting about first-person accounts are the little items such as this. Searched and cannot find any other reference to the making of this drink; of course with all the interest in beer/hops picking out something like this is a bit harder.

Does anyone know if this is still a popular drink in Ghent?

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