Deana Sidney

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I'm a production designer on a delicious long holiday writing about food and history. I've never had so much fun.
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Ajo Blanco: the White Gazpacho of Málaga  - with almonds and grapes -- one of the best cold soups ever...

Andalusia, 1603 Whenever I think of cold soups, I think of gazpacho, the “liquid salad” of Spain. I have been making it and its cousi.

Lentil-Chili Soup with Divine Orange Sherry Cream  -- seriously good on a rainy day

Lentil-Chili Soup with Divine Orange Sherry Cream -- seriously good on a rainy day

From Delmonico's 1894 cookbook, The Epicurean.  Squab Fritters with Port Currant Sauce --fried squab with a shatteringly crisp yeasted batter.

From Delmonico's 1894 cookbook, The Epicurean. Squab Fritters with Port Currant Sauce --fried squab with a shatteringly crisp yeasted batter.

testaroli with pesto - the original pasta from the Etruscans -- over 2000 years old and still delicious

testaroli with pesto - the original pasta from the Etruscans -- over 2000 years old and still delicious

Artusi's pasta pie -- with pigeon or chicken -- divine.

Artusi's pasta pie -- with pigeon or chicken -- divine.

Served to Jackie Kennedy by Queen Elizabeth at the dinner in The Crown, Sole princess with a lobster-y velouté and asparagus with a madeira glaze

Served to Jackie Kennedy by Queen Elizabeth at the dinner in The Crown, Sole princess with a lobster-y velouté and asparagus with a madeira glaze

Svíčková,  spiced beef with a creamy vegetable sauce on sliced dumpling with cranberry -- a Czech specialty.

The Hallowed Bones of The Sedlec Ossuary, Czech Braised Beef with a Creamy Vegetable Sauce

Fried quail from 1732's The Country Housewife, first poached in delicious stock, then breaded and fried --- a delicious bird fried whole -- about the same size as a chicken breast.

Fried quail from The Country Housewife, first poached in delicious stock, then breaded and fried --- a delicious bird fried whole -- about the same size as a chicken breast.

Canelyne Beef pie with cranberries -- a medieval pie with an almond sauce -- scrumptious hot or cold

Winter ‘tis the season most in need of myth and merriment (this year more than ever –– annus horribilis). What better way to cele.

Deviled crab from the 1960s -- in it's own glass crab dish!!

Deviled crab from the -- in it's own glass crab dish!

from lady clark's tillypronie cookbook - a game custard to die for -- perfect accompaniment to a roasted bird over the holidays.

from lady clark's tillypronie cookbook - a game custard to die for -- perfect accompaniment to a roasted bird over the holidays.

The Art Deco fireplace in the Atlantic Bar, Hollywood

effetester: “ The Atlantic Bar, Hollywood. (formerly Bar Deluxe). If you want to be surrounded by an art deco interior while you sip your scotch or martini, this is a good one. While many of the fantastic art deco bars of Hollywood house chaotic.