A young Margaret Roberts is hoping to be elected as a candidate for parliament for Dartford. She is invited along for a rather glamorous dinner.

There is a close up of her starter.

Start from the outside and work your way in

We’ve heard that before in Titanic - so it must have been the beginning of the meal. (Her soon to be husband) Denis has helped her.

What is this starter dish? Speaking truthfully, I cannot say I have ever seen such a dish. It looks ghastly.

unknown starter dish

  • After my initial fascination, which led me to answering, I vote to close as trivia, though :(
    – Joachim
    Dec 21, 2020 at 7:23

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Aspic, in particular a jellied consommé

What we have here is a gelatin with a decisively unappealing colouring aroma, I presume.

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