Titanic Recipes: The passengers and crew ate well just before the end...

First Class Dinner
Third Class Menu
Lunch Menu
We are fascinated by last meals.  The food on the Titanic was certainly, if you were in first class, great.  Even the third class menu (while simple) looked hearty and good.  

Life in the Great Midwest blog has some great recipes and commentary.  Especially exploring the ingredients used and how foods fall in and out of favor.  

Here is a simple recipe I found that probably everyone on the Titanic was at least offered and that you could whip up today without having to make a special trip to the store:
These are more like crackers than biscuits.
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon shortening
    • 3/4 cup water

bowl, mix together flour and salt. Using fingertips, work shortening into flour until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Make a well in ingredients and pour in water. Blend until mixture forms a stiff dough, adding up to 2 extra teaspoons of water if necessary.

Place on lightly floured surface and roll into cylinder. Cut into 25 evenly sized pieces; loosely cover with plastic wrap; let rest 15 minutes. Roll each piece of dough into a 21/2-inch circle. Prick all over with fork. Place on ungreased baking sheet; bake in 375-degree oven for about 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Variations: Spray unbaked biscuits with water and sprinkle with rock salt. Or 10 minutes into baking, sprinkle with parmesan cheese and fresh chopped parsley. For a sweet biscuit, brush unbaked dough lightly with butter, then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

Makes 25 biscuits.
More recipes here.

El Polo Real has testimony from the survivors and the hearing.  

Joy McCann has a very good piece on the Titanic, 100 years later...
Take the Titanic Quiz!
DaTechGuy comments on Joy's post and notes the theme of cowardice...

A lot of people do not realize the Titanic is real.  Even more do not grasp the impact our budget deficits will have on our futures.  I would suggest moving to the life boats...

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