Coffee Milk. Boil a desert-spoonful of ground coffee, in nearly a pint of milk, a quarter of an hour; then- put into it a shaving or two of isinglass, and clear it; let it boil a few ‘minutes, and set it on the side of the lire to grow. This is a very fine breakfast; … More The Regency Café au lait
While it was once thought that Marco Polo discovered macaroni in China and brought it back to Europe in 1274, modern scholars believe the true origin lies somewhere in Sicily, where it is mentioned in manuscripts as early as 1188. However it arrived, macaroni (and pasta in general) soon became a staple in the Western … More Regency Macaroni And Cheese.
A dish very popular through the Georgian era in Britain. I was able to locate a recipe and a image of the dish luckily. Ingredients of Plum Flummery: 2 cups plums, pitted and sliced 1 tablespoon water (optional) 1 (.25 ounce) package unflavored gelatin 1/2 cup hot water 1/2 cup white sugar 2 tablespoons lemon … More Plum Flummery.
Some examples of the types of styles Cravats were tied into during the Regency era for gentlemen.
Any Americans show probably look away now this is a 1813 Caricature showing the Americans as cowardly in face of the British by British caricaturist and book illustrator George Cruikshank.
A dandy (left), opera-hat in hand, bends towards a lady to inspect her necklace through his glass. He has the short waist, high collar, and conspicuous watch-ribbon of the dandies, with long tight pantaloons to the ankle. She wears a short white ball-dress, and holds up a closed fan, a shawl over her left arm. … More Bon Ton.
An avid history lover as you all may well have guessed by now I delight in nothing better than stumbling upon a little known fact or one that despite being open for anyone who cares to investigate it still isn’t a known fact to many people, this post is about such a topic. My love … More The Ladies of Llangollen.
The Small German duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha previously known as Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld was the maternal family of Queen Victoria and the paternal family of her husband and cousin Prince Albert but who were they and what did they do? Well to say they weren’t boring would be an understatement and here is why. Victoria and Albert are … More The Scintillating And Scandalous Saxe-Coburg-Gotha’s
(Before we start I should warn that this post will contain some ancient sexual imagery so if anyone is offended by this best skip this one.) This is one amusing story one filled with quite a bit of hypocrisy and immaturity it involves the erotic images found at the Roman city of Pompeii, Pompeii frozen … More The Red Faced King Of Naples And The Erotic Images Of Pompeii.
Another by François-Joseph Kinson now this time the sitters are Jerome Bonaparte, King of Westphalia and his second wife Princess Catharina of Wurttemberg, painted in 1813 the couple had been married six years but none of their three children were to be born yet their eldest Jerome would be born in 1814. The couple would remain … More The King And Queen Of Westphalia.