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Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany Hardcover – 21 Aug 2004

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA (21 Aug. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582344205
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582344201
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 1.9 x 19.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 158,243 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Ben Schott is a photographer, designer, and miscellanist. He lives in Highgate, London.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

FORMAL MEAL TIMES
C19th servants were expected to serve meals according to these rules:

Announced time Actual Time
6 o'clock...............................7 o'clock
6 o'clock precisely.....................6.30 o'clock
No later than 6 o'clock.................6 o'clock

DELIA SMITH ON MICROWAVES
I truly have tried ... and we had a microwave to heat things in [during] the filming - but actually, we mainly used it to keep the ashtrays in. I think it takes the soul out of food. - The Times, 1990

THE OSLO BREAKFAST
Norway's 'Oslo Breakfast' was an attempt in 1929 to improve the health of schoolchildren, who were given the following free meal each morning:
1/2 pint milk. wholemeal bread. cheese. 1/2 orange. 1/2 apple
a dose of cod-liver oil (September-March)

MR BURN'S LUNCH
Montgomery 'Monty' Burns, wizened plutocratic owner of Springfield's nuclear plant, gives Homer Simpson his antiquarian luncheon order:
'...a single pillow of Shredded Wheat, some steamed toast, and a dodo egg.'

THE TEMPERAMENT OF COOKS
It should also be remembered that an ill-tempered man can never succeed as a master in the culinary art, since the derangement of his gastric juices destroys the peculiar excellence which should govern his palate: it leaves it vitiated and tasteless.
- Charles Pierce, The Household Manager 1862

SOME QUOTATIONS ON SMOKING
RUDYARD KIPLING ... a woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a Smoke

COLETTE When a wife can purchase her husband the right cigars, their relationship is blessed.

SHERLOCK HOLMES It is quite a three-pipe problem...

WINSTON CHURCHILL I always carry Cuba in my mouth. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.



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