ROSE COGHLAN’S RECIPE FOR BROILED TOMATOES

From 1913:

Rose Coghlan has reached the time of life when she has to worry about getting fat. It has been some years since Rose played Rosalind and showed a “form of fairest nature’s mold,” but last season she played in “Fine Feathers” with her old time vim. Miss Coghlan seems to think that broiled tomatoes are not conducive to flesh; consequently, they are a part of her daily bill of fare when they are in the market. And this is her recipe:
Cut a large tomato without peeling into slices a half an inch thick. Put them into a shallow pan and dust with Parmesan cheese, bits of butter, paprika and salt. Place over the gas until the cheese is melted; serve very hot on toast.