For your reading pleasure on a cold Saturday morning. As I've posted before, Ivan Day is a culinary wizard. Historian, teacher, television and movies; they all come to him. If you will go to the right side of my blog, you can click on his site and read for days. His collections of antique eating/cooking implements is museum worthy. Type in punch bowls. It's all great.
My personal favorite, this Macedoine. You can see a sideways slice on his blog.
Can you imagine? This Belgrave jelly is just wonderful and you can see the beautiful old copper mold on his blog.
An Alexander Cross Jelly. Sigh.
Here is another Macedoine. I wonder if I can find a lost Haribo gummy bear in my pantry.
Oh well, maybe in honor of the nonexistent snow we're supposed to have this day, I'll attempt this salad with whipped egg whites atop rosemary for snow. I think this was an Italian salad served to the English during the Grand Tour. Now, I know where the two hour meals came from. It was one of the things that surprised me traveling abroad. In the US, meals are usually not long affairs and in other countries they take a long time. I actually got tired of eating out while abroad for that very reason.
When we stayed in The Belgravia Hotel in London, a little lady was seated next to my daughters and me. She was a dead ringer for the Queen Mother. My throat was raw and I spent most of the trip coughing. I started a coughing fit over a lovely Pavlova. I was terribly embarrassed, but couldn't do a thing about it short of the Heimlich maneuver. I couldn't run out as there was a long hallway before you could reach the lobby. I'll not share what happened next - TMI - but I think the Queen Mum thought I was a heathen.
Happy Saturday. I'll do anything not to do the things I am supposed to do, like pricing antiques, harvesting lemons, cleaning the house...