The finale of season 2 (or “series 2,” if you want to be British about it) of the wonderful Downton Abbey aired on PBS last night. To honor the occasion, I thought I’d share this post from NPR, titled “Dining After ‘Downton Abbey’: Why British Food Was So Bad For So Long.” It’s a brief but interesting look at the evolution of English food culture over the course of the 20th century.
Finally, I couldn’t help but share these delightful paper dolls of several Downton Abbey characters. Though neither Mrs. Patmore nor Daisy* are included, take note of the “evil flour” cutout that comes with Thomas! Kudos to Kyle Hilton at Vulture for creating the witty paper dolls.
* For the uninitiated, Mrs. Patmore and Daisy are, respectively, Downton Abbey’s cook and kitchen maid.