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12 Dishes to Eat While Watching Downton Abbey’s Final Season

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Last night marked the first episode of the final season of Downton Abbey and through all six seasons of delicious drama between Mary and Lord Gillingham, the Carsons, and the Crawleys, we’ve been taking careful note of one thing in particular: the food.

Each season, we watched enviously as the waitstaff delivered feasts of fish, sweet buns, and roast duck upstairs to the Crawleys and their guests. But just because Mrs. Patmore’s cucumber sandwiches and stuffed pheasants will soon no longer grace our screens doesn’t mean the feast has to stop—though we’ll happily be leaving aspic and “fish mousse” in the last century. Here are 12 Downton Abbey-inspired 20th-century dishes to make while watching the final season (just don’t drop any lobster tails—we're looking at you, Jimmy):

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Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie with Parsnip and and Potato Mash
Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie with Parsnip and and Potato Mash
Mom's Garlic-Rubbed Roast Filet of Beef with Mushroom Sauce
Mom's Garlic-Rubbed Roast Filet of Beef with Mushroom Sauce
Judy Rodgers' Roasted Applesauce (and Savory Apple Charlottes)

Judy Rodgers' Roasted Applesauce (and Savory Apple Charlo... by Genius Recipes

Betty Wason's Basic Pot Roast

Betty Wason's Basic Pot Roast by Genius Recipes

Broccoli and Stilton Soup
Broccoli and Stilton Soup
Black Tea Jelly

Black Tea Jelly by Merrill Stubbs

Slow Roast Duck

Slow Roast Duck by Merrill Stubbs

Helen’s Summer Berry Pudding with Rose Cream
Helen’s Summer Berry Pudding with Rose Cream

Don't forget teatime:

How to Make Crumpets at Home

How to Make Crumpets at Home by Izy Hossack

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How to Make Digestive Biscuits

How to Make Digestive Biscuits by londonbakes

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Welsh Cakes
Welsh Cakes
Almond Scones
Almond Scones

What are some of your favorite foods from Downton Abbey? Are you as distrustful of refrigerators as Earl G. is? Tell us in the comments below!

Tags: downton abbey, 1900s food, 20th century food, aspic, television, tv shows