Design by Bruce Bairnsfather
Design by the famous World War I Bystander cartoonist, Bruce Bairnsfather for what looks like a club or restaurant menu or invitation. A chef with a ruddy face and satisfied smile says, "Well, if yer knows a Better Club go to it," which is a reference or homage to Bairnsfather's most famous cartoon from the Bystander which depicts two miserable soldiers in a shell hole with the line, "Well, if you knows a better ole, go to it"
© Mary Evans Picture Library/ONSLOW AUCTIONS LIMITED
The Famous Dolma Maker, Constantinople
A Famous Dolma maker. Dolma is a family of stuffed vegetable dishes in the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire and surrounding regions. The stuffing may or may not include meat. Meat dolma are generally served warm, often with sauce; meatless ones are generally served cold, though meatless dolma are eaten both ways in Iran. Both are often eaten with yoghurt
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Madame Fillioux - Lyon, France - The Queen of Chickens!
Madame Fillioux (1865-?) working at her son's (D. Frechin) establishment where she appears to specialise in the sale of wine, asparagus and chickens! 73, Rue Duquesne, Lyon, France. Mere Fillioux liked to carve her fowls tableside with her own hulking kitchen cleavers. Two of these knives, the British food writer Elizabeth David would later recount, lasted her for 30 years, during which time she must have cut up some 500,000 chickens. Her delicious volaille demi-deuil (truffled hen) made her famous. Date: circa 1920s