Dame Nellie must have been a peach…..

Dame Nellie Melba must have been a seriously delicious dish to have inspired such a sexy pudding, or the other way round. From the pictures I’ve seen, it probably was the other way round, but the Duke of Orleans, amongst many titled heads in Europe, thought she was good enough to eat. Showing the restraint that we expect of the aristocracy, they curbed their cannibalistic urges, and settled for peaches, raspberries and the finest vanilla ice cream. As with Nellie, the dessert soon made a bad name for itself, and was struck off all self respecting menus. Nigel Slater however, a man who cares not a fig for popular opinion, is an advocate of Peches Dame Nellie Melba, at least he was in an early seminal work “Really Fast Puddings”. Any way, if Nigel thinks it’s good, I’m going to give it a go. And it all worked out fine. As a last word I have to recommend you all to an amazing blog  http://thewuc.com/ written by a man full of the madness I love. In the words of Jack Nicholson in “As good as it gets”  – “Sell crazy some place else – we’re all stocked up here”


About Food,Photography & France

Photographer and film maker living in France. After a long career in London, my wife and I have settled in the Vendee, where we run residential digital photography courses with a strong gastronomic flavour.
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2 Responses to Dame Nellie must have been a peach…..

  1. This does look very appealing. I’ll give it a go as well!

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