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Written by JulieW
(2/21/2004 3:35 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, P&P2 at dinner after Lizzy & the Gardiners returned to, penned by Karrie
Jacquline is quite right in saying that meals at this time were served "a la francaise" that is, many dishes , comprising each course woudl be placed on the dining table and the diner guests would help themselves to a variety of the dishes,rather than singel dishes being served by servants( a la Russe).
The soup was usually served to everyone who wanted it first ( so taht it as still hot) and then "removed" and replaced by another dish of eitehr fish or meat.
In Elizabeth Raffald's book "The Expereinced English Housekeeper" ( published 1769) the following dishes made up the first course for a grand meal suggested for serving in January.
Transparent Soup- replaced with a Fish remove
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