Prince Ranjit, King of Curry


Even in this current age of celebrity chefs, no one has thought to impersonate a foreign Rajah in order to attract publicity for his restaurant, like "Prince Ranjit" did a century ago.

Full story here.

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul - Fri Dec 07, 2012
Category: Eccentrics, Food, Hoaxes and Imposters and Imitators, Restaurants, 1900s, India

Stick a "royal" title on a person and the nouveau riche salivate like Pavlov's dogs. Which I don't get! We won the @#$@# war!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/07/12 at 09:55 AM
Tareq Salahi was not the first to capitalize on the ignorance of the general public.
Posted by tadchem on 12/07/12 at 01:05 PM
Sounds like the three aviator scene from "A Night At The Opera".

"So we a-flew almost to New York and guess what? We run outta gas. So we gotta go back."
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 12/07/12 at 03:12 PM
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