This is a nice story. One for Harters.
During the restoration of a café in Liverpool, UK, workman recently found a menu dating back to Wednesday 15 January 1913, just 6 months before Europe dissolved into the chaos of The Great War.
It gives a wonderful insight into what was being eaten by the dinning public at a time before the Edwardian era was shattered by events just over the horizon.
A bowl of tomato soup cost 4 old pennies, £1.20/$1.67, and the most expensive thing I can see, Chicken wing and sausage, no trimmings, was 1/6, £5$7.
Featured meals include tournedos bearnaise, consommé de volaille and meringues chantilly with pears, reflecting the cosmopolitan character of the Merseyside port city.
As a thriving global hub, Liverpool fully embraced its maritime heritage and this was reflected in the cuisine on the high street, with French bistro dishes listed alongside more traditional English fare.
How does that compare to what the dinning public where you live would have been eating at the time?
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