I was just painting the ceiling in my hallway. Before doing so I removed this postcard in case any paint sprayed on it (I love reading this every day). Re-reading the back I was reminded it is from Kettner’s (The Soho Restaurant) and was originally published 1877 in a cook book entitled “Kettner’s Book of the Table: A Manual of Cookery, Practical, Theoretical”
Now of of copyright, it is online to read at archive.org and I have only got as far as C and there are a few funny bits – like the Bonne Femme soup or the difference between a “bumper and a brimmer” which is the different performance of the meniscus line in a glass. Or “Caramel is to soup and sauce what rice powder gives to a face-it gives a complexion.” There are also some great sounding things too.
Anyway, if you are interested in this very old cook book you can read it here.