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Regency Era “Hell’s Kitchen”: Marie-Antoine Carême, the First Celebrity Chef and One Time Head Chef for the Prince Regent

In Private Households during the Regency, the lord and lady of the manor took great pride in employing chefs of great renown. The most influential great French chef of the time was Marie-Antoine (Antonin) Carême (8 June 1784–12 January 1833), … Continue reading

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An Age of Indulgence, Supper with the Prince Regent

This long excerpt comes from “The Age of Indulgence” in Venetia Murray’s An Elegant Madness: High Society in Regency England. It is the menu for a supper served on 15 January 1817 by Careme at the Prince Regent’s Brighton Pavilion. There … Continue reading

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Regency Era Lexicon – We Are Up to “H”

Regency Era Lexicon – Time for the Letter “H” Haberdasher – a man who dealt with small items for sewing, such as thread, needles, buttons, ribbons, etc. Hack – a general-purpose riding horse; not used for hunting or military purposes … Continue reading

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“Fertile” Fortunes: The 19th Century’s Importation of Guano

Living in one of the Southern states in the U.S., the season when I do not “fight” the battle of bird droppings on my Buick Lacrosse does not exist. It is a fact of life that I pay for the … Continue reading

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Historical Fiction Author, Sheila Dalton, and Her New Release “Stolen”

I am pleased to welcome to my blog multi-talented author, Sheila Dalton.  Sheila Dalton was born in England, and now lives in Canada. She has published novels and poetry for adults, and picture books for children. Her YA mystery, Trial by … Continue reading

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A Birthday Salute to Alan Rickman

Tomorrow, February 21, is Alan Rickman’s birthday. He will be 68 years of age. Bio (via imdb.com) Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett) and Bernard Rickman, who worked at … Continue reading

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A Regency Era Breakfast: Various Times to Eat

How did those in Regency London begin their days? The answer is not so simple. The various social classes went about their days in their distinct ways. They rose and ate at different times depending on their class structure. There was … Continue reading

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