It’s Good to Be the King and Love Salads!


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

I am enjoying it tremendously, and many of you will too, I am sure, so go get it at

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

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