p 543 | cabinet puddings (diplomats) = biscuits soaked in rum or kirsch. See a recipe here. (Sturrock)
p 549 | La Sanseverina is the spirited, sophisticated heroine of Stendhal's novel La Chartreuse de Parme. (Sturrock)
p 551 | "the Baronne de Rothschild" rose named in 1868 after Laure, wife of Baron Alphonse de Rothschild; "the Maréchale Niel" (actually "Maréchal Niel") pear named in 1864 after Adolphe Niel (1802-69). (Sturrock)
p 555 | Camille Stamati (1811-70), pianist and composer, and teacher of Saint-Saens.
p 562 | Calvados brandy