Tagged Tea & Victorian Food


Apr242017

Alexia’s London: Supper April 24, 1876 (Behind the Magic)

Supper for Today, 1876, in a London Townhouse Salt fish, soaked in water to rehydrate and remove salt, boiled and served with boiled parsnips and egg-sauce (AKA hollandaise) Roasted fore-quarter lamb and currant jelly – sliced and served with orange juices, cayenne paper, salt, and butter drizzled over the top, jelly on the side. Asparagus […]

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Mar112017

Alexia’s London: Supper March 11, 1876 (Behind the Magic)

Supper for Today, 1876, in a London Townhouse   Winter pea soup made with beef broth and sweet herbs Veal pie made with breast of veal, sweet meats, nutmeg, salt, clove, oysters, and ham inside puff pastry and served with veal and cream gravy Boiled potatoes Custard pudding – lemon-peel, nutmeg, and bitter almond custard […]

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Dec122016

12 Days Until Christmas, Finishing School Style, Plus Gift Ideas for the Gail Carriger Fan In Your Life (Miss Carriger Recommends)

12 days until Christmas, Gentle Reader, if that’s your thing. Here is a bit of fun from the Finishing School Tumblr. Here are 5 other things I love right now: 1. Romance Novels for Feminists blog: Fun, insightful, engaging reviews and romance recommendations from a feminist stance. Not an attack, more an analysis, as the blog focuses on […]

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Dec42016

Alexia’s London: Supper Dec. 4, 1876 (Behind the Magic)

Supper for Today, 1876, in a London Townhouse Mock Turtle Soup ~ made from calf’s head boiled in veal broth, friend shallots, Madeira wine, tarragon, chives, parsley, basil, cayenne pepper, mushroom ketchup, and lemon juice. Served with forcemeat-balls (meatballs made of the calf brain and deep fried) and small eggs. Roasted Calf Heart ~ stuffed […]

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Nov282016

Gail Carriger Talks About The Food In Singapore

Meanwhile – in the USA we just gorged ourselves on turquay, Gentle Reader. So here’s my post all about food in Singapore! Yes yes yes (and one great big NO). Singapore Food: The Bad I’m an incredibly experimental eater. You can take a look at some of the wide ranging Things I Have Stuck in My Mouth […]

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Oct92016

Alexia’s London: Supper Oct. 9, 1876 (Behind the Magic)

Supper for Today, 1876, in a London Townhouse Partridge Soup ~ bird on the bone stewed with ham, onion, celery, mutton, & peppercorns Cold Roast Beef, Broiled ~ topped with fried potato skins that had been season with ketchup, salt & pepper (yes, the Victorians had ketchup & that’s what they called it) Vegetables ~ […]

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Jan152016

Pairing Gail Carriger Books with Tea & Nibbles (Special Extras)

Alright, Gentle Reader, this idea came a while ago from a conversation on the Parasol Protectorate Facebook Group. One of the members was plotting gifting her family with books and chocolate. It occurred to me that gifting books + tea would make for a great blog post. Reading this? The Parasol Protectorate series  Drink this: […]

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Dec142015

Gifts for the Gail Carriger Uber Fan (Miss Carriger Recommends)

So, here are some gifts that I, in my limited expert experience on the subject, think that a Gail Carriger fan would really enjoy. Just getting into the spirit of the season. Gifts for the Gail Carriger Fan Badali Bumbersnoot necklace or Sophronia’s bladed fan. Sparkly fan!  Silk Fan with Green Sequins for Dimity from […]

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