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deana sidney
Works at Feature Film, food blogger
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Royal Marriage Secrets of England and Leche Lumbarde (spiced ground pork)
Richard III Richard III (reconstruction from found scull)  Last year, thanks to years of meticulous research, a group of passionate history nerds discovered the long-lost body of Richard III. Much maligned in art and historical texts, I remember reading tha...
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Society's Darling ––The Colony Restaurant and Their Legendary Chicken Hash in a Bread Box and an ANNOUNCEMENT
Lee Radziwill and Truman Capote outside the Colony From the Twenties through the Sixties, everyone who was anyone went to The Colony Restaurant in New York City to eat, drink –– see and be seen. Critic  George Jean Nathan said the Colony was one of “civiliz...
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Café Society and Ever-So-Chic Steak Diane
Gary Cooper and soon-to-be–wife at NY Restaurant, 1933 I looked into the history of the expression ‘Café Society’ and discovered some rather contradictory information. The Women with Paulette Goddard, Joan Crawford, Roz Russell and Norma Shearer The first t...
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Snowshill Manor, Charles Wade and Anglesey Eggs with Leek Mashed Potatoes and Cheese Sauce
Painting of Wade by Maurice Codner, 1939 Why are some National Trust Houses heavily trafficked while others are not? I have often puzzled over this question. A grand house in London that has just been featured in a huge blockbuster film is empty. A smallis...
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The World's Oldest Noodle and Cauliflower Ravioli with the Best Lime Butter Ever
A few weeks ago I saw a television piece on the oldest noodles in the world. They are so valuable they’re kept in a safe because their discovery turned noodle history on its ear. Before the discovery, the noodle history clock started ticking when noodles ...
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New York’s Old Soho and Soho Chicken Salad
Soho, 1970’s (photo from Soho Memory Project) A few weeks ago I went to Red Hook, Brooklyn to visit a wonderful new restaurant called Grindhaus (*featured in my merguez film). In the quiet weekday streets,  ancient businesses stand cheek to jowl with new ga...
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Hot dog history and Bacon-Wrapped Duck Hot Dogs, Stuffed with Cheese
What’s Cooking in America  looked back to the ‘rosy fingered dawn’ of sausage history and discovered a line in Homer’s Odyssey  "As when a man besides a great fire has filled a sausage with fat and blood and turns it this way and that and is very eager to g...
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The Ardabil Carpet, Persian Art and Albaloo Polow – Rice with Cherries
Ardibil Carpet Created in 1539, the Ardabil Carpet is one of my favorite archetypal objects like the Knole sofa  and the Klismos chair . It is considered to be the best of the best –– a masterpiece of design and execution. The Ardabil Carpet comes from the...
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The Lion and the Rose, Love, Intrigue and Renaissance Fish Pie with Orange
Kate Quinn’s new book,  The Lion and the Rose (A Novel of the Borgias)  is out and the author has reassembled her band of bloggers to cook from her new book as we did for her The Serpent and the Pearl a few months back. If you liked  The Serpent and the Pea...
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Marcel Boulestin - A Great Cookbook Writer You Never Heard Of and Ham in Cream Sauce
“Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste Rather than exact measurements.” Marcel Boulestin Recently fate, serendipity, kismet –– some stellar alignment brought Xavier Marcel Boulestin and jambon a la crème to my attention. Wh...
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  • Feature Film, food blogger
    production designer, present
    Film Designer and run food-history blog Lostpastremembered
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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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greater NYC
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Illinois
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