Archive for December 17th, 2017

Jane Austen

Jane Austen, by Cassandra Austen
pencil and watercolour, circa 1810. 4 1/2 in. x 3 1/8 in. (114 mm x 80 mm). Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries, Primary Collection NPG 3630

My lunch today consisted of the decadent Full Elvis French Toast Stack – thank you, McPhabbs! – which truly was a feast in itself. I may, just possibly, be a little bit disgruntled that I couldn’t manage to have the Sticky Toffee, Orange and Cinnamon Cake, Brandysnap Crumble, and Christmas Pudding Ice Cream as well. But there will certainly be a next time, so it can keep.

My lunch, washed down with lashings of hot cider (ok, a glass of hot cider), was sublime, but I’m not sure how it would have fared on a Regency dining table. This is not a post about the time-travelling adventures of a plate of French Toast, although … that could be quite wonderful! Today is Jane Austen’s 242nd birthday, which begs the question: how would Georgian and Regency birthdays be celebrated?

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