canadaFlag.gif (9307 bytes)

Sir Henry Pellatt:


King of Casa Loma

casa1.gif (27657 bytes)






The castle's institution-sized kitchens, with their three ovens, large enough to roast an ox or deer, were in the east wing. A refrigeration room was located directly beneath the kitchens and was one of two ammonia gas cooling systems in the castle.

Sir Henry was in a position to have practically anything he wanted. If it couldn't be bought, it would be made or grown for him, and nowhere were such creations more evident than in the gardens and greenhouses which dominated a good part of the Casa Loma grounds.

Mushrooms were grown in large trays located in the basement below the stables. Forced rhubarb, sea kale, strawberries, lettuce, watercress, cauliflower, and radishes were also cultivated throughout the year, and nothing but the very best and freshest of these saw its way to the Pellatt tables. Sir Henry often shared his agricultural wealth by taking baskets of surplus goods to his office for his friends, and supplying various institutions with special treats.

Information/Order Request Form

Indicate what subject area you are interested in knowing about and the topic.




Copyright 2008 WriteNow! Communications