Posted by Amy on December 12, 1997 at 16:22:26:
In response to Cucumber sandwichs, written by Constanza on December 12, 1997 at 15:28:50
] I have sometimes found (last time it was in "The Importance of Being Earnest") a reference to cucumber sandwichs as a "delicatessen" served at well-to-do and snobbish people's houses. I had always though the writers were being sarcastic (the context always allowed for such interpretation). However, I am no so sure now. I mean, I like cucumber sandwichs, and tomato sandwichs, but I would never have them served to guests!
] Is anybody here familiar with this subject?
I don't know a lot about cucumber sandwiches, but I think, like watercress sandwiches, they're consider a dainty thing, ladies tea, that kind of connotation. I became quite possessed with the idea of them when reading Possession, the mention of them became kind of a euphemism for being invited to a character's house. So not really knowing how to go about a proper one, I experimented. The version I liked best was with mayonaise on white with crumbled hardboiled egg yolks and a little fresh spinach.
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