A Bunny Imperious
American Charles N. Miller’s 12-page tribute to Welsh rabbit was written in 1899. It is one of the great tributes to a food, although hardly known from our survey. We think it rivals Charles Lamb’s famous paean to roast pig.
A sample of Miller’s drollery:
Bass Extra Pale Ale is Miller’s “first, best, perfect corroborant”! Today we might say the best buddy, or “wingman” in U.K. parlance, for Welsh Rabbit.
Bass beer is still available. And Welsh rabbit, well, you don’t see it all that much. A renewal of both is in order.
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