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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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from Encyclopedia for the Home by Cincinnati Times Star 1890s

I thought it was a Ninja Turtle eating off its chest. 

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I thought it was a Ninja Turtle eating off its chest. 

OMG so did I!!! Now that is a hoot. 

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I had to laugh when I saw that picture. In the 70s, I worked in a restaurant that served all their dinner salads in bowls that looked just like this. They were a real PIA!

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7 hours ago, Tropicalsenior said:

I had to laugh when I saw that picture. In the 70s, I worked in a restaurant that served all their dinner salads in bowls that looked just like this. They were a real PIA!

I would 100% buy one of those to serve shrimp salad out of!  

 

Mr. Kim recently sent me this link: The Lost Glamour of the Department-Store Restaurant

 

I remember these places so well: Garfinkles, Lord & Taylor, Woodward & Lothrop, and the Miller & Rhoads Tea Room in Richmond VA.  Even as a little girl, I loved the elegant, intensely feminine feeling of those places.  The dainty sandwiches, airy popovers and tiny tea muffin baskets, beef bouillon in demitasse cups.  An American version of Afternoon Tea for this little Anglophile.  

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23 minutes ago, Kim Shook said:

I would 100% buy one of those to serve shrimp salad out of!  

 

Mr. Kim recently sent me this link: The Lost Glamour of the Department-Store Restaurant

 

I remember these places so well: Garfinkles, Lord & Taylor, Woodward & Lothrop, and the Miller & Rhoads Tea Room in Richmond VA.  Even as a little girl, I loved the elegant, intensely feminine feeling of those places.  The dainty sandwiches, airy popovers and tiny tea muffin baskets, beef bouillon in demitasse cups.  An American version of Afternoon Tea for this little Anglophile.  

I had never heard of this publication.   Fascinating.  I just read a couple more of the articles and put myself on their mailing list.  Thanks!

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3 hours ago, Kim Shook said:

I would 100% buy one of those to serve shrimp salad out of!  

 

Mr. Kim recently sent me this link: The Lost Glamour of the Department-Store Restaurant

 

I remember these places so well: Garfinkles, Lord & Taylor, Woodward & Lothrop, and the Miller & Rhoads Tea Room in Richmond VA.  Even as a little girl, I loved the elegant, intensely feminine feeling of those places.  The dainty sandwiches, airy popovers and tiny tea muffin baskets, beef bouillon in demitasse cups.  An American version of Afternoon Tea for this little Anglophile.  

 

Did they have the fashion shows too?  Filled avocado "salads" with tiny shrimp? sort of lie these Buffums memories  http://www.octhen.com/2010/09/yorba-room-at-buffums.html#

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Wow. My shopping excursions with my mother were usually at Bloomingdales, which wasn't exactly known for glamour. I don't even remember them having a restaurant. For sustenance we would end up at a nearby Chock Full O Nuts so my mother could indulge in her favorite snack: date nut bread with cream cheese and a cup of coffee. Shopping with my mother for anything was mostly not a fun thing, so I latched onto the date nut bread like  being thrown a life-saver. It wasn't until 60 years later that I got a serious craving for it and learned how to make a good loaf myself.

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