November 8

11-08

Chicken Consommé
Bread Sticks
Fillets of Halibut, Loomis
Cucumber Ribbons
Roast Duck
Hominy, Southern Style
*Orange Mint Salad
Coupe Hélène
Marguerites
Bent’s Water Crackers
Camembert
Café Noir

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.

Bent cold water crackersI 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.

M2This project is supported by my Patrons on Patreon and donations from other enthusiasts of historic cookery. With your help I can acquire the unusual ingredients and equipment and do the research needed to continue my culinary adventures. Thank you so much!

October 5

10-05
Berkshire Soup
Salmi of Duck
*Scrub Potatoes
Lettuce and Radish Salad
Steamed Fig Pudding, Yellow Sauce

In 1914 October 5 was a Monday.

The Salmi is made with leftovers from Sunday’s Roast Duck.

I made Scrub Potatoes! Why are they called scrub potatoes?

It’s a baked mashed potato casserole, basically.

M2This project is supported by my Patrons on Patreon and donations from other enthusiasts of historic cookery. With your help I can acquire the unusual ingredients and equipment and do the research needed to continue my culinary adventures. Thank you so much!

October 4

10-04
Oyster Soup
Oysterettes
Roast Duck, Olive Sauce
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Lettuce, *Russian Dressing
Canton Cream
Lady Fingers
Café Noir

In 1914 October 4 was a Sunday.

Oysterettes are a brand of oyster crackers.

M2This project is supported by my Patrons on Patreon and donations from other enthusiasts of historic cookery. With your help I can acquire the unusual ingredients and equipment and do the research needed to continue my culinary adventures. Thank you so much!