Today I am in
We have, come to think of it, often dined here in the second half of the nineteenth century with the delightful Parson James Woodforde, who lived in
The Norfolk food joke is the ‘Norfolk Dumpling’ – which has somehow taken connotations of an ethnic slur – I am not sure why that is, as it is essentially no different from dumplings or suet puddings or any other carbohydrate and fat heavy ‘filler’ enjoyed by hungry peasants and farm workers for centuries. Perhaps a
The aristocracy have to eat too, of course. Here is an elegant take on rice pudding (or is it rice pie? Rice custard pie?). Please don’t stint on the quantity of brandy and
Duke of Norfolk’s Pudding.
Take six eggs, separate the yolks from the whites, beat up the yolks with a glassful of brandy, and flavour well with nutmeg and sugar. Boil a large cupful of the best
[Cassell’s Dictionary of Cookery, 1870’s]
Monday’s Story …
Magna Carta Cake.
Quotation for the Day …
I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.
Mary Anne Radmacher Hershey