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Winter continues to have a firm grip on many parts of the country. How well do you cope with change in the weather, or change in general? At Downton, it is Mrs. Patmore who appears to have a particular challenge of embracing new technology. First a mixer and now a refrigerator will be coming to Downton this season. Other than her corset, she clings to the comfort of the familiar.
Change can be a bit daunting. Lord D and I have recently brought home a new fridge. It can be a bit of a learning curve and while the young (like Daisy and Ivy) jump in with both feet to explore their new world, the rest of us grumble as we try to figure out how to turn on the ice maker or why the fridge keeps chiming at us. Lord D comforts himself by sitting in front of the Whirlpool to watch the pretty lights late at night.
Today’s dish is Vichyssoise, one of the four dishes Alfred is tested on at the Ritz. Not a hard dish to make, but a great test of basic cooking skills.