Thursday, 22 July 2010

Visual Daftness

I once saw a horse jump over a car. I saw it on an old postcard: Tipperary, ridden by Jack Prestage at the Augusta Horse show, March 1st (my birthday), 1924. But I was more shocked by a postcard I received the other day; one of those local delicacy-recipe-postcards - for Eccles cakes. The photograph depicted a couple of anemic-looking, misshapen puff-pastry discs, on a cushion. They had an aura of abandoned
shoulder pads. But the recipe informed me of the fact: dead-fly cakes are made out of animal fat. Lard.  

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