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London’s Café Royal and the Famous Chicken Pie Café Royal
Café Royal waiters by Aubrey Beardsley Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley and Toulouse-Lautrec to dark magician Aleister Crowley, HG Wells, Aldous Huxley and DH Lawrence as well as future kings of England –– all of them came to Café Royal. In late 19th and early...
In late 19th and early 20th century London, it was the center of a universe for those who were drawn to the evanescent talent and wit of its notable patrons (many of today's readers will not have a clue as to the identity of some of the lost luminaries mentioned –– links are provided should you ...
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What’s in a Name, Marie Waleska’s Sole
Greta Garbo as Marie Waleska in Conquest Last week I ran across a book on my shelf I’ve been meaning to read for a while. It’s about a storied London restaurant that saw the toast of the town reign at its tables for nearly 100 years. Savoy, London 1907 Fame...
Last week I ran across a book on my shelf I've been meaning to read for a while. It's about a storied London restaurant that saw the toast of the town reign at its tables for nearly 100 years. Savoy, London 1907. Fame's heady vapors gilded the atmosphere of many 19th and 20th century ...
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Sundance, New Orleans’ Film Inspiring Brunch and Eggs Sardou
Victorien Sardou (1831-1908) I am just back from a wonderful week at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. I went to celebrate the premiere of a film I had worked on,  The Experimenter  -- directed by the brilliant Michael Almereyda and starring P...
I am just back from a wonderful week at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. I went to celebrate the premiere of a film I had worked on, The Experimenter -- directed by the brilliant Michael Almereyda and starring Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder. This may come as a shock, ...
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A Little More Little Moreton Hall and an Ye Olde Pea Soup
A few years ago I wrote about Little Moreton Hall and how much I loved it ( HERE ). Last summer, I finally got to see it in person and it was so much more than the sum of the many photos I had seen When you know a house only through photographs you are mis...
A few years ago I wrote about Little Moreton Hall and how much I loved it (HERE). Last summer, I finally got to see it in person and it was so much more than the sum of the many photos I had seen. When you know a house only through photographs you are missing so much.
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M'Lady's Book of Household Secrets and 17th Century Almond Ginger Bread
Castleton House (1722), County Kildare, Ireland (19th c photograph) A few months ago, I received a copy of a charming book, M'Lady's Book of Household Secrets: Recipes, Remedies & Essential Etiquette  –– a perfect guilty pleasure for before or after the hol...
The Honorable Sarah MacPherson knows the ways of a great house – she's the daughter of the 6th Baron Conolly-Carew and grew up at one of the great houses of Ireland –– the Palladian masterpiece Castletown House in County Kildare (she wrote about here life there in The Children of Castletown ...
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‘Flying Scotsman' poster,  Leo Marfurt,   1928 The legend of the Flying Scotsman began in 1862. The name was bestowed upon the lightening fast 10am train that ran between London and Edinburgh on the Special Scotch Express line –– in 1928 that became the Fl...
The legend of the Flying Scotsman began in 1862. The name was bestowed upon the lightening fast 10am train that ran between London and Edinburgh on the Special Scotch Express line –– in 1928 that became the Flying Scotsman Service. Flying Scotsman, 1928. With speeds that reached 126mph, ...
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Emma Darwin and Her Highly Evolved Sausage-Crusted Chicken Pie
“Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve.” Pope Francis Including the whole of the human race in the “beings that evolve” group would be somewhat optimistic –– some o...
“Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve.” Pope Francis Including the whole of the human race in the “beings that evolve” group would be somewhat optimistic –– some of us seem to be going retrograde in a ...
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Norman Douglas, Venus in the Kitchen and a Sensual Oyster Treat
Norman Douglas 1868-1952 It’s Valentine’s week and people are Googling the same old hoary quotes like mad to dazzle their beloveds with the illusion of erudition and corresponding depth of feeling (note: a 5 minute Google search is not the same as a knightl...
It's Valentine's week and people are Googling the same old hoary quotes like mad to dazzle their beloveds with the illusion of erudition and corresponding depth of feeling (note: a 5 minute Google search is not the same as a knightly quest for a treasure for one's inamorata).
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The Great Food Writer, Joseph Wechsberg and Potato Sausage Paprika
Place Pigalle, 1925 When I think about great American food writers, A.J. Liebling  and   MFK Fisher  are the first names that come to mind. Sadly, so many renowned writers that were once household names among food and  finer-things-in-life lovers have just ...
When I think about great American food writers, A.J. Liebling and MFK Fisher are the first names that come to mind. Sadly, so many renowned writers that were once household names among food and finer-things-in-life lovers have just disappeared into the murky, ever-darkening waters of history ...
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New Years, The Stork Club and Chicken à la Walter Winchell
Stork Club at New Years in the 1950s by artist Albert Dorne (1906-65) No matter how much I love ancient history and food, there’s something about New Years that makes me think New York City and the golden age of the nightclub. How about a little eye candy f...
No matter how much I love ancient history and food, there's something about New Years that makes me think New York City and the golden age of the nightclub. How about a little eye candy for my New Year's present to you before a bit of background on the Stork Club? Ah, The Stork Club.
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Feast of the 7 Fishes, How Cod Came to Italy and Baccalà Matecato (whipped salt cod)
Every year on Christmas Eve, many people in and from Southern Italy celebrate The Feast of the 7 Fishes (also known as The Vigil). Anywhere from 7 to 13 fish dishes are prepared for the event. I have always been amused that the idea of fish, the food of ab...
Every year on Christmas Eve, many people in and from Southern Italy celebrate The Feast of the 7 Fishes (also known as The Vigil). Anywhere from 7 to 13 fish dishes are prepared for the event. I have always been amused that the idea of fish, the food of abstinence and piety in the Catholic ...
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Chicken the Way It's Supposed to Be and Best Lemon Chicken EVER
Albertus Verhoesen (1806-81), Chickens and Park Vase Ah, this is how we would all like to imagine our food being raised –– beautiful landscapes, fine architecture, happy pecking birds.  The truth is not remotely pretty –– but it doesn't have to be that way....
Last fall, I read a NYTs article that said that D'Artagnan's Ariane Daguin and some of the top chefs of New York were joining together to embark on a glorious experiment to improve the taste of the humble chicken by raising them differently. “For Ms. Daguin (as for Gallic chefs like Mr.
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I write Lostpastremembered blog, and have never had so much fun.
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I am a NYC based production designer who started blogging about food (http://lostpastremembered.blogspot.com/) with a history garnish....  it's a vacation from the now.
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I have covered everything from 6000 year old Mesopotamian clay tablets to ancient Rome to Henry VIII to Robber Barons and favorite 19th and 20th century cookbooks. I learn something new every day.
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