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.


2 thoughts on “Coincidences

  1. I really liked the book, thanks ever so much for the rec! The only downside is that this series is on the expensive side because the books are trade paperbacks. I also don’t think I’ll have much luck finding them in the library or UBS… sigh

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