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Operatic Peach Melba

The Duke of Orléans gave a dinner at The Savoy for the Australian soprano, Nellie Melba, in the early 1890s. Melba was singing in Wagner’s opera, Lohengrin. In ...
How to make a Gibson cocktail

The Gibson Cocktail

“But the typical American cocktails, such as the dry martini and the even drier Gibson, have probably done more to set both sex and gastronomy back than anythin...
How to make a vodka martini

On Auden’s Vodka Martini

“‘Martini-time, time to draw the curtains and Choose a composer we should like to hear from” WH Auden, from Symmetries and Asymmetries   And onto t...