Fillets of Halibut, Loomis
Hominy, Southern Style
*Orange Mint Salad
Bent’s Water Crackers
In 1914 November 8 was a Sunday.
No recipe for a Coupe Hélène, but there is one for Glacé Héléne, which is molded vanilla ice cream with a fruity cream center. Maybe this dessert is the ice cream served in a coupe class, topped with fruit and whipped cream.
I am so excited to see Bent’s Water Crackers on this menu! The G. H. Bent Company was in the next town over from me, In 1801 Josiah Bent began selling water crackers and hardtack. In fact, Bent was one of the top producers of hardtack for the Union Army. Water crackers were like common crackers, but a bit smaller or like oyster crackers, but bigger. Or so my research has shown. The bakery closed a few years ago, although one can still see the historic building.
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