The Chap?s 77th Edition
Published on Oct 13th, 2014
The 77th edition of The Chap is devoted to the twin Chappish pursuits of eating and drinking.
We preview the Chap?s new culinary tome, Cooking for Chaps, by providing a handy excerpt with a 3-course meal, beginning with London Particular pea soup, followed by Lamb Cutlets with Reform Club Sauce and Shirt-sleeve Pudding, a version of jam ropy poly cooked in an old shirt sleeve. Gustav Temple and his co-author Clare Gabbett-Mulhallen explain how they came to write a book that aims to revive the lost art of British cookery.
Tom Cutler gives his ever-informative and witty comments on the art of cooking and dining out, while Dan Etherington-Hortop explains why modern sliced bread makes us all feel so bloat, and how to bake a proper loaf of bread with old-fashioned flour. Natty Adams explains the dandy significance of drinking champagne and instructs in the noble and dangerous art of sabrage (chopping the top of champagne bottles with one?s sword). We take a long hard look at new British breweries, some of whom are insisting on selling their brews in classic pint bottles, even offering a free pint jar to drink them from. Cheers! Our cricket and music writers embraced the theme, providing articles on fat cricketers and rude songs about food.
Taking things from the dinner table to the after-dinner mints, Atters meets dark lord of London?s exclusive night life, Edward Davenport, who gave his first interview after being released from prison for embezzlement. They met in Davenport?s crumbling Fitzrovia mansion and spoke about ghosts, naughty parties and executions in Sierra Leone.
Sartorially we have not neglected gentlemen?s raiment, with a detailed look at the history, wearing and purchase possibilities of the trench coat. We also examine the best portmanteau for a gentleman to travel with, as well as revealing whom sent us the most knackered wallet or impressively worthless banknote to win a brand-new wallet.
All this, plus the usual regulars the Butler, the Lip Weasel and Am I Chap?
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