Mrs. Beeton was the original domestic goddess who wrote the definitive cookbooks for Victorian homemakers. Her recipe for rice soup is very simple, but the dish does have a place of distinction as it was served in steerage on the ill-fated voyage of Titanic. Mrs. … [Read more...] about Mrs. Beeton’s Rice Soup
The anniversary of the ill-fated voyage of Titanic is celebrated each April 14th. As a foodie who loves history, I see this milestone as a way to gather friends and pay homage to lives lost in a tragic accident. If you would like to host your own tribute event, there are … [Read more...] about Honoring the Passengers in Steerage: Titanic 3rd Class Menu
The moment that so many PBS viewers have been waiting for is coming this Sunday: the Christmas Episode. If you still haven't taken down your Christmas decorations, this is your one last chance (seriously, take them down) to be in fashion.I was in my kitchen yesterday working on … [Read more...] about Hosting a Downton Abbey Viewing Party? What About the (Eton) Mess?
There is much happening in the WWI world of Downton Abbey. In the most recent episode aired on PBS (Season 2, Episode 4), Ethel gets her wish for a life outside of service, Matthew and William play hide and seek with the Hun, miracles occur when the Crawley sisters perform a duet … [Read more...] about Let Them Eat Soup: Downton’s Soup Kitchen