It is the first week of January, 2012, and all of America (well, at least PBS fans) is anxiously awaiting the launch of Season 2 of the wildly popular period drama, Downton Abbey. Meanwhile, in the UK, Season 2 has already aired and Christmas brought the treat of a special … [Read more...] about For the Love of the Food of Downton Abbey
Poor Mrs. Patmore. In S1E5, it was evident that her deteriotating eyesight was beginning to seriously impact her ability to perform the duties required of such a large household. If she told anyone she may lose her position and then where would she be? … [Read more...] about The Apple Charlotte That Should Have Been
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 … [Read more...] about Kedgeree, Mrs. Patmore’s First Dish
Our introduction to Downton Abbey is informal, and comes early in the episode of Season 1, Episode 1. While upstairs the Crawleys are still nestled in their beds, there is a flurry of activity down below. In our introduction to the grand home, we see the engine that drives it … [Read more...] about Be it ever so humble there is nothing like porridge
...isn't that how Shakespeare phrased it?! Perhaps not, but I do often explain my passion for food as an outward expression of my love for family and friends. I strongly believe that those who love to cook are more interested in the pleasure it gives others than to themselves. … [Read more...] about If Food be the Music of Love, Cook on…How About Some Chicken Soup?