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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, and practical, recipe book, 22 Jun 2011
This review is from: Lobscouse and Spotted Dog: Which it's a Gastronomic Companion to the Aubrey/Maturin Novels: Which Is a Gastronomic Companion to the Aubrey/Maturin Novels (Paperback)
The book is a good size (approx. A5) with a clear, readable font. The recipes are very well indexed. Primarily it's set out by 'situation', based on when the meals were encountered in the novels (i.e., The Captain's Table, The Gunroom, Ashore, etc.) but the contents also list the recipes according to type (drinks, meat dishes, puddings, etc.). There's also a comprehensive index at the back. These make it very easy to find the recipe you want or to search according to meal and/or main ingredient.

Each section has a page of A-M related sheet music with lyrics and each recipes in introduced with some quotes from the book where the dish is mentioned, some info on the dish itself, and some notes on making it.

As a result, this book is both interesting to read and a good practical recipe book. Although some of the ingredients might be a little difficult to get your hands on these days, the majority of the recipes can be made at home and, indeed, some of them look delicious!

Definitely a recommended buy for anyone interested in the Aubrey-Maturin novels, 18th/19th century cookery or just life at sea in general.
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