Sunday, November 05 2023
From around the internet
Alexander Gardener, the American Colonel of Sikh Army. He was instrumental in defending the Lahore Fort, reportedly taking lives of 300 people single handedly during the siege. He would dress like a Nihang Warrior and lived his last days in India, passing away in 1877. – via
His autobiography – “Soldier and traveller”; memoirs of Alexander Gardner, Colonel of Artillery in the service of Maharaja Ranjit Singh : Gardner, Alexander Haughton Campbell, 1785-1877 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
While reading “The unpublished David Ogilvy”, came across, the “ Aga cooker ”, the Aga range cooker was invented in 1922 by the Nobel Prize-winning Swedish physicist Gustaf Dalén (1869–1937), Dalén lost his sight in an explosion while developing his earlier invention, a porous substrate for storing gases, Agamassan . Forced to stay at home, Dalén discovered that his wife was exhausted by cooking. Although blind, he set out to develop a new stove that was capable of a range of culinary techniques and easy to use.
Sarah Whitaker gives a brief introduction to AGA cookery
My favourite instruction is leave the kitchen :)