A universal fascination with the Titanic is coming to a head this year as the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the "unsinkable" happens on April 14. Naturally, people are cashing in like crazy. One of the most recent items on the auction block? The last menu of the doomed liner, so we can see what first-class passengers ate before going down with the ship. This last meal for so many of them must be something because the menu went for 76,000 pounds sterling. Whew!
You know, I would have rather had someone serve me the food rather than just a peek at the menu, but maybe not everyone is as food obsessed as I am. In fact, I think I've just figured out the best way to mark this 100th anniversary.
I don't even know what this is, but judging by the recipe, it appears to be a soup with either ground beef or veal. Rich food, for the rich.
Lamb with mint
Of course there was lamb with mint on the menu! Here's how you can do it at home:
1 lamb shoulder, 3-4 pounds
1 tbsp. sugar
1/4 c. finely chopped fresh mint
1/2 c. white wine vinegar
I also don't know what this is, but it sounds delicious. And totally complicated. It will surely impress your guests.
How are you recognizing the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic?
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