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I design movies and write the Lostpastremembered blog
I design movies and write the Lostpastremembered blog

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The Alienist, Delmonico's Squab Fritters with Port Sauce
Nearly a quarter century ago, I read a New York Times book review that made me rush out and buy a book – back when you had to physically run out to buy a book at a brick-and-mortar store (Amazon had only just been born in 1994). The book was The Alienist . ...
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Pina Menichetti, Italian Divas and Testaroli with Pesto
A few weeks ago while researching the great Italian chef, Pelligrino Artusi (who I wrote about HERE ), I came upon a face that burrowed into my consciousness, took hold and wouldn't let go. I realized I had to explore the possession to be free of it. The fa...
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The Crown, The Kennedy Dinner at Buckingham Palace and Sole Princesse
I binge-watched THE CROWN II – there, I said it. The show was diabolically addictive and nearly impossible to turn it off. I finished it in 2 days (8 episodes the first day and 2 episodes the second) and had period-film withdrawal when it came to an end -...
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Pelligrino Artusi, TheArt of Eating Well and Quail Pasta Pie
Pelligrino Artusi was born in 1820 in Forlimpopoli , Italy (a small town above the calf of the boot in the Emilia Romagna). Bologna  From the age of 15 to 30, Artusi spent his time in Bologna enjoying student life and the food of that vibrant city (although...
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The Hallowed Bones of The Sedlec Ossuary, Czech Braised Beef with a Creamy Vegetable Sauce
Photo from   Carlton Although the Cistercian branch of the Catholic Church was founded in 1098 at Citeaux Abbey in France,  the order was not bound to their origination point. Rule of St Benedict, 8th c copy Soon the monks began to travel far and wide to sp...
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The Birth of Mediterranean Cuisine,Vincenzo Corrado and his Pine Nut Truffle Sauce
Vincenzo Corrado lived for 100 years. Born in 1736, he was a cultured, elegant man who gained prominence as a chef for a prince who regularly fed a virtual legion of cosmopolitan guests in the Italian city of Naples. We know of Corrado today because he was...
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Victoria, Francatelli, Crockford's Club and Quail à la Sefton
Victoria and Albert Wedding Have you been watching,  the PBS series, Victoria  ? The real Victoria and Albert wedding, 1840 It is a real treat for the eyes with astonishing locations, voluptuous set dressing and costumes to die for. It’s a decent script wi...
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The Country Housewife, Richard Bradley and Crisp Fried Quail
While noodling around on the Thomas Gloning  antique cookbook site looking for a recipe,  I discovered Richard Bradley and his book, The Country Housewife and Lady´s Director .  It had many invaluable tips on food, housekeeping, health and gardening –– I lo...
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Gawain and the Green Knight and Canelyne Beef Pie
Winter ‘tis the season most in need of myth and merriment (this year more than ever –– 2016, annus horribilis). What better way to celebrate it than with the seasonal tale of Gawain and the Green Knight – you have magic, castles, handsome knights, beautifu...
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Lady Clark's Cookbook, Game Custards and Indian Tarts
Tillipronie House (probably early 20th c photo) How many of you are recipe addicts? Join the club. For me, it started innocently enough, just clipping out a few recipes here and there from magazines. Next came cookbooks –– one here, one there, a gift or...
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