A menu from the first class service on the last luncheon of the Titanic’s maiden voyage has just been sold at auction for £76,000 [$A117,000]. This menu’s high value lies in its link to the Titanic, of course, especially in this centenary year. But menus in any case make great collectors’ items. They have an intrinsic fascination – I challenge anyone to read one without choosing which dishes they would order! – and they can tell us a lot about the time and place they come from. Continue reading
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