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Gilded Magazine 1.1 (Summer 2010)

Gilded Magazine 1.1 (Summer 2010)

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Gentle Reader,
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,amagazinedevotedtotheEdwardianera(orGildedAge,ndesiecle,BelleEpoque,de- pendingonwhichaspectofthetimeperiod between1880and1914youchoosetofocus).TherstwaveofEdwardiannostalgiaswepttheworldinthe1970s,whenthelastofthe periodbegantopassawayandsocietymadeacleanbreakfromthemannersandmoreswhichhadsustainedthe“civilized”worldforcenturies.Unfortunately,thisrosy-tintedviewoftheturn-of-the-centurypassedawayaswell,andthe1890sand1900sbecamepersonanongrata,particularlyinromanticction.How-ever,nowthatnearlyahundredyearshave passedsincethestartoftheGreatWar,therehavebeenstirringsofinterestintheperiod,notonlytolookbackonthatromantic“longafternoon”,buttorealizethatwearenotsoverydifferentfromourEdwardianantecedentsasweliketobelieve.Assuch,
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isacompaniontomywebsiteEdwardianPromenade,butafterthisissueIhopeittobesomuchmorethanmysharingofhistory--IhopetousethismagazinetodelveintothemindsofEdwardiansand--asmysloganstates--bringLaBelleEpoqueintoourmodernworld.Thisdoesnotmeangloss-ingovertheuglieraspectsinlieuoftheglam-orous,buttobridgethegapbetweenthedarkandlightoftheperiodtocreateafuller,richerunderstandingoftheeraanditsinhabitants.Butthismagazinecanonlysucceed becauseofyou,myreaders.Ihopethiswill betherstandonlyissueIwritemyself,andIurgeanyonewithaninterestintheperiodtosendmeanythingtheylike--recipes,pho-tographs,shortstories,poems,illustrations,articles,andsoon,toincludeinsubsequentissues.Inthispre-launchissueIdontprom-iseperfection,butIdohopeyouenjoyevery pieceincluded.Ifyouhaveanyfeedbackyouwouldliketosendme,orquestionsontheera, pleaseemailme.--EvangelineHollandJune27,2010evangeline@edwardianpromenade.com
 
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ChinesecuisinewasintroducedtoAmericainthemid-19thcentury,whenthousandsofChineseemigratedtotheUnitedStatesduringthegoldrush.SubsequentgoldrushesattractedmoreimmigrationfromChina,andbythe1890s,Chinesefood--orrath-er,AmericanizedChinesefood--becameagustatorystapleforadventurousdiners.Naturally,theChineserestaurantreignedsupremeinSanFrancisco,butNewYorkranaclosesecond,withmorethanoneChineserestaurantreachingcriticalandcommercialacclaim.PartoftheallureofChi-nesedisheswas,accord-ingtoa1911cookbook,“theglamourthrownaboutthembythemys-teryoftheiroriginandthestillgreatermysteryofthecombinationsusedintheirpreparation,addsazestofwhicheventhemostskepticaliscon-scious.”Ironically,the“mystery”behindChinesecookerywasnomysteryatall,as--intestamenttotheculinarymeltingpotthatisAmerica--themajorityofdishesservedatrestaurantswerecreatedrighthereintheUnitedStates.ChinesecooksinthegoldeldsoralongtherailroadsquicklyadaptedtheirmenustothepalateoftheirAmericanemployersandco-workers,andcameupwithsuchdishesaschopsuey,orGeneralTso’sChicken,andevenfortunecookies,tosatisfytheexpectationsofrecognizableyet“exotic”fare.ChineserestaurantsdottedeverymajorU.S.citywithasizeableChinesepopulation,butthemost popularformwasthe“chopsueyresort.”Therearetwoschoolsofthoughtontheoriginsofchopsuey--onesaysitwascreatedinSanFranciscoandanotherlinksthedishtotheCantonesetsapseui,or“miscel-laneousscraps.”Whateveritsorigins,Americanstooktothissimpleyetllingdishofvegetablesandmeatcookedinalightbrownsauce,anditwasconsideredtheperfectmealtotopoffanightonthetown.ThepopularityofchopsueyinNewYorkledenterprisingChineserestauranteurstomoveoutofChinatownandintotheheartoftheBroadwaycaféset,anda1903articleintheNewYorkTimesmar-veledattheestablishment“ofonehundredormorechopsueyplacesbetweenForty-fthStreetandFour-teenthStreet,andfromtheBowerytoEighthAvenue.”Theyfurtherelabo-rated:Personswhooughttoknowfromexperiencesaythatachopsueysupper,ordinner,isascheapandsubstantialamealasanythingelsecould be.Inthebetterclass placesaheapingdishofsuey,withacupofteaandabowlofricecost25centswithmushroomsand35or40centswiththem.Butfromthegourmet’spointofview,themushrooms(cannedafteraChinesefashion)aresupposedtobetheprincipalfeatureofthedish-thecranberrysaucetotheturkey.Nobreadisservedunlessordered.Thericeissupposedtobeasubstituteforit.Thechoppedvealandchicken,whicharebelievedtoformtheprincipalingredientsofchopsuey,areservedonaheapingplat-ter,quiteasmuchasanyhungrymancouldeat.Besideitisasmalldishofblacksauce,whichistogiverelishtothefeastandaiddigestion.Inthebetterclassrestau-rants,thissimplemealofchopsueycostsanywherefrom40to60cents.Ofcourse,ifacustomercarestogoinfordelicaciesthatgowithaChinesemealitmustbepaidforinproportion,asotherdelicaciesare.But35centswillkeepamanfromgoinghungryforagreatmanyhoursifhelikeschopsuey.”

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