I’ve been reading Kerry Greenwood‘s “Cocaine Blues”, which is the first book in a mystery series set in 1920s Melbourne (rec’d by Marg over at Historical Tapestry) and a really enjoyable read. Not only is the main character, Phryne Fisher, rather engaging, but Ms Greenwood also conveys the feel of early 20th-century Melbourne really well. Now, I’ve only been to Melbourne once (and that was years and years ago) so I can’t vouch how authentic it is, but it reads well!
Anyway, one of the scenes has her eating Russian salad (salade russe), which I’ve never heard of before. I made a mental note to find out what it was – and promptly forgot about it. I was then flicking through the restaurant reviews section in this evening’s paper – and guess what? A mention of Russian salad!
It’s weird when that happens – coming across something you’ve never heard of before in your life twice in two days.
And if you’re wondering – here’s the description.
Ramblings over for the night.