WELCOME TO JAKE SMITH, A COLLECTOR EXTRAORDINARE with a wonderful website.
Royal Menus – For lovers of food and lovers of history, this website seeks to share a private collection of original menus from banquets hosted by Emperors, Kings and Queens throughout history.
The royal menu collection contains nearly 300 original menus from the dining tables of royal and imperial courts across the world – most of which passed into history long ago. The oldest menu in the collection is from the King of Hanover in 1845. The private collector, Jake Smith, retains all copyright of the menu images. The private collection formed the basis of a book, “Eating with Emperors”, published in 2009 by The Miegunyah Press (an imprint of Melbourne University Publishing).
See a wonderful presentation at Royal Menus website.