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This review is from: The Epicure's Almanack: Eating and Drinking in Regency London: The Original 1815 Guidebook (Hardcover)
No other single book I know of will give its readers a better insight into the food available everyday during this period - and, presumably, the years immediately preceding it.
It is remarkable for several reasons: it was the first of its kind; it is (was) very, very thorough; it gives a clear idea of what was eaten where and by whom; it was not bias to the upper end of the social spectrum.
Add to these factors an esoteric, but pleasant style of writing and you have a fascinating book which can be read in large chinks or small snatches at it suits.
I think it likely that some of the historically adventurous will, in some way or another, start `Rylance bagging' in much the same way as mountain-climbers go `Munro bagging.' Certainly I shall have this book with me whenever I wander around London.