June 28

06-28
*Frozen Egg Nog
Roast Ribs of Beef
Franconia Potatoes
Summer Squash
Macedoine Jelly
Sultana Sticks
Toasted Crackers
Camembert
Café Noir

In 1914 June 28 was a Sunday.

No one could have known when this menu was created, but today was a most momentous day. Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Sophie, the Duchess of Hohenberg were assassinated in Sarajevo. The tragic event launched Europe into war.

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March 22

03-22Consommé Japonnaise
Olives
Salted Almonds
Roast Turkey, Giblet Gravy
*Spiced Cranberry Jelly
Riced Potatoes
Mashed Squash
Caramel Parfait
Walnut Cake
Café Noir

In 1914 March 22 was a Sunday. The roast this week is turkey. Expect to see it on the menu again in the coming week.

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February 15

02-15*Italian Canapés
Roast Turkey, New England Stuffing
Franconia Potatoes
Mashed Squash
Creamed Celery
Pineapple Coupe
Marguerites
Café Noir

In 1914 February 15 was a Sunday.

Pineapple CoupeWe get two desserts today — Pineapple Coupe is a fruit cup with ice cream and a very precise garnish. Marguerites could be one of two kinds of gooey little treats.

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February 6

02-06
Fish Chowder
Pickles
Beefsteak Pie
Pastry Triangles
Paprika Potato Cubes
Dressed Lettuce
*Squash Pudding
Café Noir

In 1914 February 6 was a Friday.

Unlike Fridays in January, we do not only have fish on the menu, we’ve got beef as well.

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January 15

01-15

Broiled Oysters
Celery
Bread Sticks
*Boiled Calves’ Tongues
Mashed Squash
Riced Potatoes
Lettuce and Cucumber Salad
Saltines
Mince Pie
Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 January 15 was a Thursday.

Ricing potatoes was a pretty common treatment at this time, which seems to have fallen out of favor. Does anyone use a ricer? I’ve got one on my wish list…

The lettuce and cucumber salad is deceptively simple, but the presentation is everything — alternating leaves of lettuce and slices of cucumber. 
A Chapon. Remove a small piece from end of French loaf and rub over with a clove of garlic, first dipped in salt. Place in bottom of salad bowl before arranging salad. A chapon is often used in vegetable salads, and gives an agreeable additional flavor.” (The Boston Cooking School Cook Book, p. 323)

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January 5

Broiled Beefsteak
Maître d’Hôtel Potatoes
Mashed Squash
Lettuce and Radish Salad
Fromage Rolls
*Nut Prune Soufflé

In 1914 January 5 was a Monday.

This is a pretty simple menu, without a starter, but with some fancy bread.

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