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VINTAGE FRIEND: Cloudy Lemonade & a Knickerbocker Glory.

May 18, 2011

Cloudy LemonadeLife in the world of vintage is fabulous as ever, and as the ‘vintage friend’ of One Chicken Nugget this week I have been contemplating where food itself can be considered vintage. A few weeks ago I bought a Tulip Cardigan at a vintage fair, in the words of my mother ‘You were conned’ but to me vintage represents something a bit different, something old, with a bit of character, even if it did look like something you could buy in a charity shop…

The realms of vintage food are very much the same; obviously you can’t buy food in a charity shop, but vintage food items should certainly have character and ability to transport the consumer back to yesteryear. Sources online place the origins of the definition of Vintage as relating to wine – vin•tage, wine of a high quality. I like to say as part of my investigation I have been to a vineyard, tasting fine wines in California, wearing the tulip jumper and loving life but my vintage journey was actually a lot closer to home. This week I ventured out, with two young professionals, to a little old place called Seco Lounge, Royal William Yard, down at the Plymouth Docklands.

On entering this fine establishment you could tell it was going to be good. Exposed brick, lots of vintage art and old barrels for display purposes, I felt quite at home. The furniture was a mismatch of tables, church benches covered in red leather and there was the smell of roasting coffee beans in the air. The menu didn’t disappoint either, a whole array of suitably ‘vintage’ food items and beverages were on offer. For me, an easy selection a bottle of Cloudy Lemonade and a Knickerbocker Glory, traditional 1930s theme. All this vintageness got me thinking, how long until a marmite sandwich will earn its place in the vintage food books, do vintage food books even exist?

To finish up my top 5 vintage food items, to be consumed preferably in a vintage manner (in an oversized cardigan), give them a try. Oh and my list of food as declared by the rules of OCN

  1. Midget Gems, from a glass jar.
  2. Victoria Sponge Cake
  3. Strawberries and cream
  4. Homemade jam or marmalade
  5. Barley Sugars

Eaten Yesteryear (or yesterday):
Breakfast: Special K and Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fajitas and salad, Apple, Banana
Snacks: Knickerbocker glory, Kettle Chips
Dinner: Risotto, Tomato and Herb Bread, Cherry Icecream

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