Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Fabienne, Jan 31, 2005.
I'm collecting bones right now, but I plan on making aspic in the near future.
I believe this is something Matt would make:
Mackerel in poop aspic.
'61 isn't really escoffier era (or was there little change between when it was written and the 6 decades that followed?), but ya i guess i can see they'd still care somewhat about presentation, but that it would be much more simple.
What matt posted below was interesting. What era is that stuff from? Wasn't really expecting that...
One can always take a trip through The Gallery of Regrettable Food.
Mid-late 60s. Basically, what happened was that after the war(s) there was little money and food quality dropped. They couldn't do the same things as before. Nevertheless, the style at top restaurants remained the same, and the apprenticeship program was basically unchanged. So, you would find this kind of stuff at Maxim's, Tour d'Argent, the Ritz, and then on a few cruise ships. Nouvelle cuisine started (really) with Point, though mainly because his students were the first true nouvelle chefs. They lightened everything, started putting food on plates rather than platters, etc. The dish I posted that started this discussion pretty much started the entire changeover. However, at that time the two styles existed concurrently. What you got at La Mere Charles was not what you got at La Tour d'Argent. They were completely different, so pictures from that period could represent both styles faithfully. All in all, though, food presentation has always been, in French cuisine, important and intricate for its time. it was never stick it on a plate and slam down the bell for the waitress kind of stuff.
Ed: Geek...don't you live in your mom's basement?
Thanks, just ordered a copy. For $6 shipped (1-2 day delivery with amazon prime), has to be worth a shot
Did you take the only used copy with prime shipping? Bastard.
I saw several but that was the cheapest...of course if you are fine with slow shipping, there are plenty of copies available for $4.68 shipped
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