‘Downton Abbey’: What to eat while you’re watching
By Becky Krystal,
Looking to throw a “Downton Abbey” viewing party? In addition to the dishes featured this week, here are some recipes from our database to fill out your spread:
French 75. A sparkling wine cocktail created during World War I, when Season 2 takes place.
Broiled Oysters With Peach and Paprika. The bivalves were another Edwardian favorite.
Basic Roast Chicken. Mrs. Patmore, the cook, saw hers fall on the floor.
Beef and Guinness Stew. Fitting for the downstairs staff.
Hearty Beef Pot Roast With Red Wine and Thyme. Stereotype or not, it’s still a classic.
Shepherd’s Pie. Something else that might be enjoyed in the servants’ hall.
Shiitake Beef Wellingtons. Every guest gets his or her own phyllo-enclosed packet.
Irish Whiskey Cake. Show solidarity with Branson the chauffeur’s advocacy for Irish independence.
Victoria Sandwich Cake. A very British dessert named after the famed queen.
White House Sticky Toffee Pudding. This take on the British treat comes from White House executive pastry chef Bill Yosses.
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