Envy is a green eyed monster

Envy is a green eyed monster
So says Iago in Shakespeare’s Othello. You might misremember the quote as about jealousy, but I tell you now the word you’re looking for is ‘envy’.

The full quote is as follows:

Envy is a green eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.

By our reckoning, green eyes are not such a terrible thing. Take these frames, from the Cubitts Broadway Market collection.

They’re called Cooke, after F. Cooke who sold pie, mash, and eels from the site for over a century. These limited edition versions have been made in verdant acetate, in homage to the parsley ‘liquor’ sauce served with pie and mash.

Envy. Green. Meat. Pies. What does it all mean? There’s those patterns again. It’s all rather puzzling, isn’t it?

But if you take one thing away, remember the word is not jealousy. It’s ’envy’.

If you've come here looking for the prize, it's now been found and collected by a true Cubitts fan. If you contact us with the correct answer, we can offer you a 10% discount.

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