Two enemies collide and so does their cuisine. Step into a candlelit air raid shelter and raise a glass of martini to Noël Coward who kept London in high spirits, listen to the music that won the war and commemorate the end of the bombing of London for 57 consecutive nights.
A martini in honour of Noel Coward who kept the spirit up.
Hail to thee, blithe Spirit!
Churchill’s favourite, Stilton Pear and Walnut salad served with ice-cold German Riesling.
Britain declares war on Germany.September , 1939
Pea puree pancakes
London has been brought almost to its knees. “Your indefatigable, courageous attacks on the head of the British Empire, the city of London with its eight and a half million inhabitants, have reduced the British plutocracy to fear and terror” Hermann Goering, Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe.
Pigeon breast with red wine gravy “There were strange, unforgettable sights. Flocks of city pigeons flew all night, bemused by the strange light in the sky. “
served with sautéed Greens Green leaves make rosy cheeks a raw whitstable oyster with a glass of champagne Britain’s darkest hour turns into Britain’s finest hour.
Beetroot Cake on a bed of Black Forest Gateau.The Ministry of Food’s leaflet No. 40 “use the sweetness of beetroot to make a nice sweet pudding with very little sugar”. Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few.
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