Maria has been writing since she was 10, although those early efforts are not for public consumption! She has one husband, two graduate degrees and two black belts, three sons, four undergraduate majors, five nieces, six cats, seven Regency-era fiction projects and notes for eight more writing projects in progress. To round out the list, she cooks for nine in order to accommodate the growing boys and usually makes ten meals at a time so she only cooks twice a month.
So without further ado, a warm welcome to Maria who posts on 19th century dining!
|Maria's book has an awesome 4-plus * rating on Goodreads (27 reviews)|
most elaborate meal plan, ‘eleven and eleven, and two
removes’ just made my head spin. It is hard to imagine how much kitchen
staff it would take to accomplish this meal, especially when you take into
consideration the lack of refrigeration and other modern conveniences. Notice
the mix of dishes too. I would never serve a raspberry tart and lobster and
duck all on the same course.
Salmon, (Remove and replace with Brisket of Beef stewed, and high Sauce,) Cauliflower, Fry,
Shrimp Sauce, Pigeon Pie, Stewed Cucumbers, Giblet Soup, Stewed Peas and Lettuce, Potatoes, Cutlets Maintenon, Anchovy Sauce, Veal Olives braised, Soles fried. (Remove and replace with Quarter Lamb roasted.)
Young Peas, Coffee Cream, Ramakins, Lobster, Raspberry Tart, Trifle, Orange Tourt,
Grated Beef, Omlet, Roughed Jelly, Ducks.
Peloponnesian Pot Roast
2.5-3 lb pot roast
24 oz. tomato sauce
2 T vinegar
1 t ground nutmeg
½ t ground cinnamon
½ t ground all spice.
Brown meat in heavy pot. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over roast. Simmer 1 ½ hours, until cooked through. Alternatively, cook in a crock pot, 3-4 hours high, 6-8 hours low.
Thank you so much, Maria, for a gem of a post - right up my street. The Mrs Rundel book is a real find and one I'm going to check out. Best of luck with your writing - I cannt wait to read 'Darcy's Decision' - it has some awesome reviews on Goodreads!
Darcy's Decision - the story.
Six months after his father's passing, Fitzwilliam Darcy still finds solace in his morning reflections at his parents' graves. Only in the quiet solitude of the churchyard does he indulge his grief. None but his unlikely mentor recognize the heartache and insecurity plaguing him as he shoulders the enormous burden of being Master of Pemberley.
|Author, Maria Grace.|