Over the next 13 weeks, I'll be attempting a 1920s-inspired dinner to match Miss (Phryne) Fisher's Murder Mystery on ABC TV each Friday night. Most of these recipes first appeared in Melbourne's Argus or the Sydney Morning Herald in the 1920s. Since hotel dining rooms, restaurants and cafes invariably offered French dishes, I've also sourced recipes from Recipes of Boulestin and other French cookbooks of the period.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Episode 10 - Death by Miss Adventure
This week's episode features Phryne Fisher as usual, but it isn't based on any of Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher novels. The similar-sounding Death by Misadventure is an alternative title for Cocaine Blues, used by the U.S. publisher.
According to the ABC TV website, in Death by Miss Adventure Phryne investigates the death of a young female worker in a factory
‘accident’ and soon learns that the woman’s death might not be the
misadventure the police think it is. Phryne's companion Dot is sent to the factory to work undercover as a tea-lady... It's a linking episode in which the killer suspected of abducting and murdering Phryne's sister comes back into the story. And there's a lesbian love triangle.
Since there's no actual novel to work with, this week's menu comes from Argus recipes published in April 1928. It's the sort of food a hard-working factory girl might enjoy: