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“Who loves a garden, loves a greenhouse too.” - William Cowper, The Task, Book Three

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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17 minutes ago, liuzhou said:

And just as the article notes Wikipedia insists that it existed in Victorian times.  It gets around the difficulty by saying that it was not named until the 1920s!

 

“Windsor soup or Brown Windsor soup is a British soup that was popular during the Victorian and Edwardian eras.[1][2][3] The practice of calling it 'Brown Windsor' did not emerge until at least the 1920s, and was usually associated with low-quality brown soup of uncertain ingredients.”

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A fascinationg selecton of London restaurant menus from the late 19th century and (mostly) early 20th century.

 

https://flashbak.com/a-collection-of-fascinating-20th-century-london-menus-451328/

 

Featuring, among more regular cuisines, this 1889 menu from what is believed to be the first vegetarian restaurant in England.

 

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This might just as easily go in the "Bad Ideas" topic, but it's an interesting read. :)

 

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/aspics-jello-salad

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3 hours ago, chromedome said:

This might just as easily go in the "Bad Ideas" topic, but it's an interesting read. :)

 

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/aspics-jello-salad

Many thanks for sending me down one of the most interesting rabbit holes that I have been in this year.

A fascinating website!

I would love to try moose muffle stew. However... might be a little hard to come by in Costa Rica.

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"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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There's a new translation of an important Moorish-Andalusian cookbook from the 15th century:

 

https://www.ft.com/content/4f902bf3-49c4-4227-bac4-d590c5a03516

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1 minute ago, Maison Rustique said:

That sounds fascinating but can't read it because of paywall.

That's odd. It didn't block me, but perhaps it's one of those "x free articles/mo across our properties" scenarios.

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"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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