Maids at work in a large kitchen, circa 1890.
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August 12, 2013 When you put a librarian and a historian in the kitchen with a centuries' old cookbook, you get a lot more than recipes. You also get a sense of how much the way we eat has changed — from how we define dessert to the size of our eggs.
January 7, 2013 For this week's Sandwich Monday, Peter heads to London, where they call sandwiches "sarnies," according to Wikipedia. He and his adventurous family attempt to eat the classic British staple "steak and kidney pie," so you don't have to.
Teens dance at the club on Eel Pie Island in the 1960s.
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August 13, 2012 Seeking eel pie's origins, the Kitchen Sisters find an island where the Rolling Stones used to play. The traditional British dish can only be found in a handful of London shops now, but Eel Pie Island lives on in music history.
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