Thursday, November 09, 2006

Special Site Visitors

I get all sorts of people visiting my food blog, but recently I had a very special visitor and this led me to wonder how many of my fellow bloggers have similar experiences to relate.

A month ago I posted an article about eel pie and mash, a classic London dish from the 19th century until the 1960s, now undergoing something of a renaissance. A few days ago I received the following (absolutely genuine, I've checked) comment:

"My name is Frederick George Cooke.....I am the great-grandson of Fred Cooke who created/invented pie and mash in the late 19th century. I worked in the family business until 1994 when the original shop in Dalston closed down. It is now a Chinese restaurant."

So has anyone else received a comment from someone who can claim origination of a dish that they've written about?

This Post was written by Trig from Aidan Brooks: Trainee Chef.

13 comments:

shelly said...

How cool is that? Lucky you! Do you suppose if I mention David Bowie enough in my blog, that he'll wander over and post a comment?

Elise said...

I did a post on the Time Life Good Cook cookbook series from the 1970s, including an illustration of hanging fowl. The illustrator of that fowl illustration as well as of several others in the book left a comment on the site. I thought that was pretty darn cool.

Sam said...

I've mentioned David Bowie - I even posted a picture of a birthday cake with his face on top and HE NEVER LEFT A COMMENT!

McAuliflower said...

[thinking]oh... who's blog was it?

I saw a cute post about someone thinking that Michael Chiarello had commented on a post about one of his recipes not working.

Sam- how about researching DB's favorite foods and then creating the ultimate recipe for them- so that if he ever googles a recipe for his favorite food, you're likely to be one of the top returns ;)

Mmmm recipe stalking!

kitchenmage said...

McAuliflower, than was Tea (of ...and Cookies)

Sam, take a look here for his concert rider (which doesn't say much for his food choices)... hmmm... where's the demands for all green M&Ms?

Kung Foodie said...

LOL...I don't think Bowie ever had a problem that required solving with green M&Ms!!!

shelly said...

Sam -- the nerve! And after you went through all that trouble! OK, now I *must* search your blog for a pic of that cake :).

Trig said...

OK, so I suppose I asked for that response.

Anyone want to report Kate Moss having visited their site to extol the virtues of a peeled grape, half a stick of celery and a glass of spring water as a three-course dinner?

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