Thursday, July 26, 2012

Chantilly Cake - Trifle in a Cake

Chantilly Cake or Trifle Cake, from early 1800, is a trifle within a Savoy Cake.  The top of the tall cake is cut off and the inner part of the cake removed to form a container for the custard, whipped cream and liquors: Port (“Lisbon Wine”), Brandy, and White Wine. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Lunch Hour NYC exhibit

Although the exhibition at the New York City Public Library, "Lunch Hour NYC," is over, there is an online exhibit HERE . It is fun to see the links have been put on the 'doors' of the Automat...

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Coffee houses

This picture is identified in the British Museum collection as Interior of a London Coffee-house. Anonymous. 1650-1750.   Closeups from this and other images show some equipment in coffee houses of the period...