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By The Times Picayune Publishing Company

Published 1901

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  • 2 Gallons of Water
  • 3 Drachms of Powdered Alum
  • 2 Drachms


Carmine is made by pulverizing Cochineal in a stone mortar and putting it into water at nearly a boiling point. One ounce of Brazil wood, obtained from the druggist, and one ounce of powdered Cochineal are put into separate vessels with one quart of water each. The Cochineal is always put in the water in a linen bag.

To make half a pound of the Carmine used so extensively in Creole home