King George I of England loved salads. He was not the only one; at the end of 17th – beginning of 18th century, Grand Sallads were “trending” among all Royal Houses of Europe. You might even say, they “went viral.”
You know I couldn’t help but give you a taste of Mel Brooks’ genius!
But seriously, Beautiful People, the University of Reading is offering a FREE five-week online course
A History of Royal Food and Feasting
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As I am in the middle of the third week of this exciting learning adventure, we are discussing the Royal Kitchen Garden at Hampton Court and the Baroque ideas of what a salad should be. Imagine my surprise when I realized that one of my favorite go-to salads is a simplified idea of a Grand Sallad, or Sallet, as they were called then.
Look at some examples offered by this phenomenal blog and compare with my simple
Assembly Required Salad ,then make your own and feel like a Royal! It’s good to be the king – or the queen!