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Hangry November 9, 2019 Dining out in 1926

Soup course: Consume Royale

McGavin (2019) tells us “Eierstich,” or royale, is used as a very popular clear soup garnish in Germany. Royale is an egg custard, baked in a water bath and then cut into fancy shapes but most often diamond shaped. This recipe for royale has a few pointers which will guarantee success. Royale is often used in “Hochzeitssuppe” (wedding soup).”

The custard contains cream, eggs, extra egg yolk and butter, so it is a lovely fat bomb. We could skip the salted crackers.

Fish course: Mackerel is high in Omega 3(4,107 mg per Serving) according to Healthline (N.D.). Next in line on the menu is Trout, using a serving size of 3.5 ounces, where Mackerel scores a 2.6 and Trout, 2.0. This is from the good folks at Readers Digest. Canncel (N.D.) tells us about bluefish: “Bluefish, also known as tailor and shad is the only member of the Pomatomidae family. It is found throughout the world but is most common along America’s eastern seaboard. It is an oily fish similar in texture to mackerel with a fatty, soft flesh. It is a good source of niacin, magnesium, omega-3 and potassium.”

But more than the individual fish omega-3 scores, imagine eating fish regularly at dinner! Maybe even daily! At Webmd we get the details: “Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the “good” types of fat. They may help lower the risk of heart disease, depression, dementia, and arthritis. Your body can’t make them. You have to eat them or take supplements.”

The veg: olives, lettuce and celery are good fat/low carbs. Healthline: “Celery is rich in vitamins and minerals with a low glycemic index. You’ll enjoy vitamins A, K, and C, plus minerals like potassium and folate when you eat celery. It’s also low in sodium. Plus, it’s low on the glycemic index, meaning it has a slow, steady effect on your blood sugar.” What is “green corn”? Oh, it’s the “tender ears of young sweet corn, suitable for cooking and eating” (Oxford dictionary). Ok, we’ll skip that — too sugary. Corn has 17.1 grams of carbs for one medium ear, it’s a medium-high in the Glycemic Index. Brussels Sprouts are excellent, according to “Besides being low-carb, these mini cabbages are full of vitamins A, C, folate, and fiber.”

My take on baked potatoes (or mashed) is to counter the starch with equal amounts of fat – full-fat cream, cheddar cheese, butter, sour cream, etc. Bacon bits. Goat cheese.

Entrees: Yikes, are people still hungry after soup and fish and veg? Yes, make room for the lamb or duck. My policy on cranberry sauce or crab apple jelly is to taste it, but avoid gobbling it all up. A nice fatty duck will help fat-bomb the carbs.

Dessert? No. Coffee or tea? Sure. Cigars? Not these days.

The menu demonstrates proper typography and reveals a leisurely, healthful, and probably expensive way to dine out.


Canncel, C. (N.D.) How to Cook a Bluefish Fillet. Retrieved from

Healthline. (N.D.) Retreived from

McGavin, J. (2019.) Easy Eierstich (Royale) as a Soup Garnish. Retrieved from

Readers Digest. (N.D.) Retreived from

Polk, Ralph W. (1926.) The Practice of Printing. Retrieved from

Webmed. (N.D.) What You Need to Know About Omega-3s. Retreived from

Polk, Ralph W. (1926.) The Practice of Printing. Retrieved from

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