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Melba toast

Very thin sliced of crisp toast named after the Australian operatic soprano Dame Nellie Melba (1861-1931), the stage name of Helen Porter Mitchell. It's thought to have been created for her, during an illness, by Escoffier - while he was head chef at César Ritz's famous Paris hotel. Shop bought versions are generally disappointing, but it's easy to make at home, and makes a good accompaniment to cheese, paté and soup. See our Recipe Section.

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