Category Archives: Urban

Feeding the Rising: military and civilian food supplies during the Easter Rising, 1916

On Easter Monday, 24th April, the staff of the Hotel Metropole on O’Connell Street were surprised to see a party of armed uniformed men enter the premises. Brandishing their guns at the manager, the men demanded all the cooked meats … Continue reading

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Rough and unpalatable, often unwholesome: a nineteenth-century British soldier’s diet

Cross-posted from How to be the hero of your own kitchen Thanks to Rocio C. for asking me to combine two of my life’s obsessions: food and research! Recruiting sergeants, while plying potential soldiers with drink, waxed lyrical about the … Continue reading

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