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"Indulge in the Richness: A Journey Through the World of Gravy" Step back in time with a vintage Bisto poster from Goodall Backhouse & Co Ltd, Leeds



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"Indulge in the Richness: A Journey Through the World of Gravy" Step back in time with a vintage Bisto poster from Goodall Backhouse & Co Ltd, Leeds. This advert takes us on a flavorful adventure, showcasing the timeless appeal of gravy. Transport yourself to 1919 and join the Bisto Kids as they savor their delicious meal. The aroma wafts through history, reminding us of simpler times and comforting flavors. Even in the trenches of 1917, Oxo provided solace with their hearty gravy. This litho captures the resilience and resourcefulness amidst adversity. Travel further back to Marseille, France in the 18th century. A stunning gravy boat or sauciere stands as a testament to craftsmanship and elegance - an exquisite vessel for this culinary delight. As we explore history's corridors, we encounter Francois Paul Jules Grevy, President of the French Third Republic. Even leaders appreciate a good gravy; it transcends social boundaries and unites palates. Gong soup enters our narrative in 1916 with an enticing advert that promises warmth and nourishment - all thanks to its delectable accompanying gravy. William Heath Robinson's illustration transports us into an old meat works establishment where savory aromas fill every corner. It reminds us that behind every great dish is meticulous preparation. In Greetland, Alexander and Helen Jackson triumphantly make their way to national recognition – proof that even youngsters understand what makes a perfect plate of food complete: luscious gravy. Bow Porcelain Factory presents a sauceboat from 1755/65 – another masterpiece crafted for serving this liquid gold. Its delicate beauty adds grace to any table setting throughout centuries past. A chromolitho game brings playful joy while teaching about different types of gravies around the world - highlighting how diverse cultures embrace this essential element of gastronomy. Lastly, an engraving titled "The new Black List" reminds us of the importance of equal access to this culinary delight.