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At the Kings Table and Chicken with Ham and Mushroom Sauce
James Gillray, A Voluptuary Under the Horrors of Digestion 1792 A few years ago, a curator at Historic London Palaces named Suzanne Groom put out a book that I’ve been meaning to share with you. It’s about great houses, giddy to sick-making tales of royal e...
A few years ago, a curator at Historic London Palaces named Suzanne Groom put out a book that I've been meaning to share with you. It's about great houses, giddy to sick-making tales of royal excesses and food, of course food –– a veritable paradise of material for someone like me.
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The Birth of the Waldorf and Escoffier's Ham Mousse
Original Waldorf-Astoria on 33rd Street It’s official –– following Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes’ next project will be based in New York City’s Gilded Age. To get myself in the golden swing of things I’m pouring over books and recipes from and about the pe...
It's official –– following Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes' next project will be based in New York City's Gilded Age. To get myself in the golden swing of things I'm pouring over books and recipes from and about the period –– it's really one of my favorites for art, music, architecture and, ...
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An excellent post, as always, but I do so love the stories of the old, grand hotels.
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Hi, I'm trying to contact skinny bib. about using photos.  can you get back to me?  thanks
Mayfair.. Dull. Dire. Too many suits, ties, posh cars 'n designerware. It is my belief that when an area caters exclusively for diners who can acquire wealth much faster than taste, what its restau...
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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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Beauty, Brains and Style –– Diane de Poitiers and Renaissance Potage-Green Sauce
Diane de Poitiers, School of Fountainbleu, 1550-60 I was lucky enough to have a pretty decent ‘classical’ education. Still, it was a zillion years ago and since then I have reinforced some subjects and lost others somewhere down my rabbit hole of a memory....
I was lucky enough to have a pretty decent 'classical' education. Still, it was a zillion years ago and since then I have reinforced some subjects and lost others somewhere down my rabbit hole of a memory. I was always pretty good with British history and most Italian but a bit dodgy on France ...
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Kitty Fisher, 18th Century Celebrity and Salmagundy Chicken Salad
Engraving of Kitty Fisher (1741-67) Kitty Fisher , one of the hottest restaurants in London today, is named for one of the most notorious courtesans of the 18th century. It’s located on Shepard Market in Mayfair just a stone’s throw from the palace and the...
Kitty Fisher, one of the hottest restaurants in London today, is named for one of the most notorious courtesans of the 18th century. It's located on Shepard Market in Mayfair just a stone's throw from the palace and the old stomping ground of Miss Fisher (her digs had been just 'round the corner) ...
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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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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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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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