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Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Victorian Kitchen - Afternoon Tea episode

The Victorian Kitchen was a television series made by the BBC in 1989 (no one does a documentary like the Beebs). Set in a restored Victorian kitchen, cook Ruth Mott - herself a former kitchen maid in a prominent English household - recreated meals that would have traditionally been served in Victorian times.

I really, really enjoyed watching these, especially the segment above on Afternoon Tea. Near the end of the video, I like the little trick used to check cakes before sending them upstairs for serving.

The Victorian Kitchen DVD series (check for compatibility with U.S. DVD players) and its companion The Victorian Kitchen book would be an excellent addition to anyone's library.

Alternatively, you can watch the entire series on YouTube:

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