I often wonder whether my degree in History has any practical application in life, particularly since I ended up not pursuing law (sorry, Cousin Matthew) and became a corporate marketer. I do think though, that studying history has impacted the way I view the world; I tend not to take things at face value and strive to understand how things came into being.
So when Mrs. Patmore places that first wonderful silver dish into the hands of the footmen to take upstairs, I had to learn more about what was in that pot and where it came from. The Brits love the dish, that they now serve as a weekend brunch item. It is simple to make, uses up leftovers and tastes amazing. Mrs. Patmore was very clever indeed. Continue reading »