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Boiled Withers & Horse Hoof Jelly - The "Banquet Hippophagique" At London's Langham Hotel, 1868


The Times of London has a wonderful Twitter feed @TimesArchive that digs up weird bits of history from 1785 to the present day. 

Recently, following the horse meat in burgers scandal that hit UK supermarkets, Rose Wild (Archive Editor of The Times) posted this great cutting from 1868 about a Horse Dinner that was held at London's Langam Hotel - with some of the menu reprinted. As was reported, the menu "was prefaced by a bit of French philosophy - Les préjugés sont des maladies de l'esprit humain." Translation: Prejudices are the human spirit's sickness. We're still trying to find out what boiled withers are:


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A more detailed description of the evening's events are recorded in this Marylebone Journal.




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