Posted by Anna on February 28, 1998 at 16:47:39:
In response to Also..., written by P. Bingham on February 24, 1998 at 19:59:55
] These were very expensive luxury items that had to be imported and would not generally be served but for a very special gathering as they did not generally pop up in informal gatherings. I've seen references to these many times and always for very special dinners, a state dinner, for instance. There really are Laplander reindeer in Norway. I have never seen any references saying that they were not real. However, there were many dishes that were faux, as sometimes in turtles, but they called that mock turtle soup. But at a state dinner, George IV (or was he still just Prinny) served the real thing at considerable expense. sorry I can't help you more than that.
Yes there are real Lapland reindeers but if I'm not mistaken Lapland
is not only Norway. You see Lapland is the part of Scandinavia (Sweden Norway and Finland) to the very north where the native people that used to be called Lapps are to be found. They have given the name to the area and they ofcourse live from breeding reindeers wich I might add are REALLY tasty. :)
- For Anna and Ann2(and not really anything to do with this board) Caroline 18:38:04 3/01/98 (2)
- Yes... and no. Sorry I am so late ... Ann2 12:12:35 3/18/98 (1)
- I needed another excuse to go to IKEA.........;-) (nfm) Caroline 21:55:08 3/20/98 (0)
- Your kidding! You've actually eat'n a reindeer! P. Bingham 12:46:59 3/01/98 (0)
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