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Sample of MA dinner menu!!!!
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Author:  Moose [ Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:19 pm ]
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Hello there and welcome :). Yeah that sounds like the sort of things that I learned in French classes at school, many years ago now!

Feel free to start an introduction thread to tell us a little about yourself, just if you want to :D

Author:  de-Mercy-Argenteau. [ Sat Mar 31, 2007 5:51 pm ]
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Author:  Oscar de Jarjayes [ Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:43 pm ]
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oooh , I'd like to see that table and Antoinette sitting there with my own eyes (and then I would taste some of course LOL)

Author:  markizimara [ Sun May 20, 2007 8:06 pm ]
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Wow.. Yummie..

Author:  oceane [ Sun May 20, 2007 9:51 pm ]
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Versailles, it seems was no place for a vegetarian like me lol :wink:

Author:  Vittoria Francesca Savoia [ Thu May 31, 2007 8:44 pm ]
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Wow that's a Festival of the podagra!!! :shock: :shock: It's a dinner based on meat! :D :D

Author:  Moose [ Sun Jun 03, 2007 5:09 pm ]
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I guess vegetarianism wasn't very common back then though there were SOME non meat eaters, as far as I know :)

Author:  Duc de Normandie [ Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:00 am ]
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How they managed to walk at all is beyond me – No wonder M.A's mother was the size she was

Author:  jimcheval [ Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:44 am ]
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Gosh, I don't know how I missed this thread. But years ago I found a menu for MA and translated a variety of dishes mentioned in one course of it. You can find the links here:

For any vegetarians who want to eat 18th century style, it JUST happens that I translated recipes for an 18th century vegetarian meal. A few can be found here:

Author:  Nicola [ Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:25 am ]
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Wow! How yummy it is!

Author:  Christophe [ Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:52 pm ]
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I know this menu has already been translated, but thought the English a little unclear, so here is my translation:

Lettuce with croutons
Lettuce without croutons for Madam.

Beef with cabbage
The loin of veal on the spit.

Spanish Pies.
Grilled lamb chops
Rabbit cutlets.
The Marshal's chicken wings.
Turkey breast in broth.
Quilted lamb with chicory
Roast turkey ravigote
Sweetbreads in foil,
Calf's head with sharp sauce.
Chickens in Tartar
Suckling pig on a spit
Caux Chicken.
Rouen duckling with orange
Chicken casserole with rice
Cold chicken
Chicken and cucumber stew.

Whole rabbits
Rack of veal on the spit
Veal shank in broth.
Cold turkey.

Fried capon


I suspect in the 18th Century that one was not expected to eat every dish of every course; rather an abundance of dishes where offered for the guests to pick and choose what they wished to eat, ala buffet. This seems to be a standard practice for dinner parties both large and small.

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