The most delicious dishes of the Victorian era: suckling pigs and roosters in suits
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One hundred years ago, at the height of the Victorian era finally established principles of cooking food. There were new recipes and perfected in practice the wonderful dishes. Their creation and decoration were the time and effort, worthy of kings.
Artistic masterpiece for the evening meal. At the heart of the pie - fritters of minced salmon, decorated with lobster and crayfish. Neptune, dolphins and horses made of tinted fat.
Queen Victoria was the reigning monarch for more than 55 years, when in the 1890s in England published "Encyclopedia of Practical Cooking". He came out a couple of years, "Modern cooking for the family", which became the prototype of today's book with the recipes, with detailed product composition and preparation technology. In total more than 100 popular cookbooks have been published for the XIX century, which united in eight thick volumes of "Encyclopedia". This illustrated work, which covers everything that relates to the art of cooking and table setting.
Central dish for a large table, called "Le Coq Gallant". Rooster decorated with real feathers on it, hat cocked, his pince-nez, rapier belt with a motto and spurs. He stands on the cake with ham and cold chicken surrounded by jelly and truffle.
"En Surprise", described as "a sweet dish Surprise" - is an additional dish, which is served between the main feeds.
In many ways, the format of the "Encyclopedia" is recognizable for modern housewives. It contains recipes, illustrations and descriptions of food. Sometimes recipes are more poetic than accurate. Thus, in one of them it is recommended to take a lump of butter the size of a hen's egg. The book also contains rare recipes. Much space is Black pudding recipe. It is a kind of blood sausage with pork offal.
Various ornaments "cake for a picnic": Game attributes tennis, cricket, rowing, soccer and polo.
Much attention has been paid at the time of preservation of fresh products. It was done on the same day, when the slaughter animal is necessary to obtain two liters of pig's blood pudding.
The recipes are interspersed with a number of magnificent illustrations. Some of them - just a demonstration of different types of cheese or decorations for cakes. On the other are shown in more sophisticated table decorations that clearly go beyond the "home cooking". This is a huge festive composition of many elements. One stands at the center of Neptune with a trident in the other - a cock in his glasses and a hat.
"A few favorite cheese."
Illustrations "artistic desserts."
Canape strung with food, including crayfish, mushrooms and jellied jelly.
Table for the wedding breakfast.
Art Serving dinner table with garlands of flowers and a fountain.