January 18, 2010

Breakfast at the Oriental Hotel


Not supper, breakfast.

Manhattan Beach, Long Island, NY
1895
from NYPL Digital Library

12 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

Most important meal of the day!

downtown guy said...

Heck, once you've had your fill here, it'll be your ONLY meal of the day.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Wowsa!

downtown guy said...

I wish it listed priced. Beats the hell out of some dried up doughnuts.

May said...

What are shirred eggs, anyway? I would like some mackerel.

downtown guy said...

Shirred eggs (also known as baked eggs, or in French, œufs en cocotte) are eggs cooked in a manner which results in a firm white but soft or runny yolk. The name comes from the dish in which the eggs are cooked. The eggs are placed in ramekins with a knob of butter on top and baked at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until the white is set, but the yolk remains soft, which takes around 15 minutes.

I would like to add that I love the phrase "a knob of butter".

Benjamin said...

Intriguing. This would make for a cool decoration in an office or workspace, methinks.

downtown guy said...

If you click the "found" info, there are literally hundreds of different menus there.

white rabbit said...

Are these the people who invented obesity?

downtown guy said...

Nobody said you had the eat ALL of it.

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downtown guy said...

That's got to be spam somehow.