Friday, December 4, 2015
Brits to the rescue
I am always amazed at how you can ask an obscure question on the internet and within a few hours come up with an answer!
The question was what this fancy food concoction is, pictured on a needlepoint panel in the International Honor Quilt project.
Apparently we would call it a buffet -- a bunch of cold foods arrayed on a bountiful table with an eye to visual as well as culinary appeal. (And some writers suggested the visual could greatly outdo the culinary.)
So I think I can see the lamb chop shapes in the needlepoint panel; the one on the top seems to have a little paper frill on the tip of its bone (it looked like a puff of steam to me at first). But I still have no idea what else we're looking at.
How come the lamb chops are white? Are they propped or mayonnaised into position around a round loaf of rye bread or a pudding, or is it a thin food shell over a plain upended bowl? What makes up the green and red decorations? What's the braid effect at the bottom?
Way more questions than I had to begin with.
But a huge thank you to the readers who again stepped up to help allay my ignorance. You're wonderful!