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A Taste of The Past

by John Lane

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A rich collection of menu cards from historical feasts forms the basis of this journey back to an age of excess, via wartime culinary quirks and unusual gourmet delights, where kings and princes dined in style and politicians and presidents entertained one another with the fashionable food of the time. The menus themselves are delightfully decorated, and beautifully made. A dinner held in honour of General Garibaldi was graced by a paper lace meny card - the delicate filigree is still perfectly intact, unlike the warlike guest of honour. And Art Deco ladies lounge langorously in fruit dishes on the cover of a hotel menu from the early 1920s. From royal weddings to dinner at the captain's table, this fascinating collection of menus is brought to life by a commentary exploring their historical context, the people involved, and the culinary nuances of the menus themselves.

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