Thread: Fancy Dinners
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Old 05-26-2017, 06:24 PM
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19th century formal dinners did have separate dishes for each course. Twenty-nine is overkill, but this example from Queen Victoria shows six courses and a buffet. The courses would be served one at a time, with the options listed for each course.

Here's a detailed description of an Edwardian ten-course meal.

Americans, always willing to do it bigger and better, probably added more courses.
"Deck us all with Boston Charlie,/Walla Walla, Wash., an’ Kalamazoo!/Nora’s freezin’ on the trolley,/Swaller dollar cauliflower alley-garoo!
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