McMurdo’s Camp

October 31, 2013

Breakfast at Baker Street

Filed under: Uncategorized — Matilda @ 10:14 am


On the Way from M. Vernet:    Breakfast at Baker Street.    Examples of food in the Canon, with some recipes and information on how to adapt commonly available American groceries to make some turn-of-the-(previous) century British dishes.  Eat like Holmes & Watson!


  1. I hope he compares what they would have served at the vegetarian restaurant in REDH with the gluten-free yuppie-fests of the modern age. I always did wonder about that.

    Comment by Black Cloister — October 31, 2013 @ 11:58 am

  2. Are you a mind reader? I did mention “The Vegetarian Restaurant” in REDH. But not in detail, since Holmes and Watson were not Vegetarians even though Sir Arthur was. I see now i should have gone into more depth it certainly is interesting. There is a very good History/ recipe book called “Early Vegetarian Recipes” by Anne O’Connell, Prospect Books Co. UK. I read most of it online.Basically she says Vegetarian fare started out extremely bland almost a kind of religious experience, but as it became popular books were written with delicious recipes. Since they used eggs, bread crumbs, milk, cheese and butter, the dishes were excellent, They made lentil or bean soups with a vegetable broth, Croquettes, cutlets and sausages made from potatoes, veggies, bread crumbs and butter. Cheese dishes and cheese custards.

    Comment by M. Vernet — November 1, 2013 @ 8:30 pm

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