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Canned; the Rise and Fall of Turtle Soup
10/24/2012 10:41:43 AM


Today is an age of acute environmental and ecological awareness; animal species are prized and valued with much being done to preserve their often dwindling numbers. A number of regional and national delicacies, once revered and consumed by millions of hungry eaters, are now but mere footnotes in forgotten recipe books of old, removed in the hope of conserving overeaten creatures. Turtle soup, likewise, has been removed from dinner tables across the United States, save a few establishments in the Pittsburgh region. This once popular dish formed the backbone of several presidential inaugurations, catered for hundreds on the first transcontinental railways and helped to establish the flushing post-revolutionary country. Its relative disappearance from American menus has prompted many an interest into how and why certain dishes are lost to history.

HMS Lutine and the Lloyd’s Underwriting Room
10/19/2012 4:24:31 PM


A ship of the Royal Navy, HMS Lutine has had a tumultuous history. Seized from the French in 1793, she rallied against the forces of Napoleon Bonaparte in the siege of Toulon and was finally lost at sea in 1799, carrying with her £1,200,000 in gold bullion and coin (£81,176,969 by 2007 indexes); only 10% of which has been successfully salvaged. Her total loss was of such consequence to the London insurance market that her bell still stands in the rostrum of the Underwriting Room of the Lloyd’s Building, witness to the magnitude of financial risk at stake. HMS Lutine is a testament to the Lloyd’s of London market reputation which in over 300 years of turbulent history and more than 200 years since her total loss, still continues to pay all valid claims, no matter the sum.
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