"Calf’s Head a la Vinaigrette"
A menu from Tuesday, February 26, 1901 at The Royal Palm Hotel. This is from the What’s on the Menu? project started by NYPL Labs to help make our collection digitally searchable. The public (that means everyone!) is invited to help identify what’s on the menu (literally) through this interface.
From the food side of things, Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love re-discovered a first edition cookbook by her great grandmother called At Home on the Range, which is full of recipes for dishes like the above (boiled sheep head, anyone?), and has added her insights to its, now, second printing. She’ll be discussing it on stage on May 15.