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Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine (Illustrated) by [Hazlitt, William Carew]
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About the Author

William Carew Hazlitt (22 August 1834 – 8 September 1913 was an English lawyer, bibliographer, editor and writer. He was the son of the barrister and registrar William Hazlitt, a grandson of the essayist and critic William Hazlitt,and a great-grandson of the Unitarian minister and author William Hazlitt. William Carew Hazlitt was educated at the Merchant Taylors' School and was called to the bar of the Inner Temple in 1861. (Wikipedia)

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  • File Size: 1971 KB
  • Print Length: 166 pages
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  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JF4YY0E
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 86 customer reviews
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This is an enthralling book part of which is dedicated to the history of food preparation and cook books, while another part is dedicated to old recipes.
Did you know that just a few centuries ago peacocks, swans and other birds with wonderful plumage had their skin with the feathers taken off and put aside while the bird was roasting, and that the cooked meat would then be re-dressed in its skin and feathers prior to being brought to the table? Did you know that sauces used to be made with more eggs than we, today, consume in a week or even month? The only question that is left unanswered is how our forefathers managed to survive on such extraordinarily rich diets and didn't die of heart failure during dinner!
I believe food writers, wine writers (there is a little something about beverages, too) and authors of historical novels would find this a truly useful book. For the rest of us its simply a very good read full of curious titbits of information.
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This book is not a recipe book, it is an historical account into how food was stored, eaten, prepared and served. It also covers social relations with food, e.g the differences between classes and what they ate.

This is such an interesting book for all those with an interest in history or food, it could also serve as a useful resource for those studying the area.
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This is not a recipe book, but many of the dishes he mentions come with lists of ingredients and a method so you can experiment and make your own if you wish. It's more of a social history of food detailing what people used to eat through the ages (though it's very weak on pre-14th C).

I read it as a dip-into book before bed and at a few pages at a time, it's perfect. The index isn't set up properly though so you can't go to a list of chapters or ingredients and find references. If you're looking for recipes, you've come to the wrong book. If you want to know how much bread cost in 1502, what peasants lived on, when French cuisine became fashionable, this delivers.
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I downloaded this as I thought it might give some old, interesting recipes, but it's a book about the history of cookery. As it was free I can't complain - just not what I expected!
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Although a difficult book to read, being in a way a Victorian academic reflection/discussion/review on Medieval and Renaissance cookery in England and the influences from France, Italy & further afield. This book further looks at the history of cook books discussing a number of different texts, and has very interesting sections on meats, pies, cheeses, wines & ales and much more, provides descriptions of kitchens, discuses cooking styles, and methods of serving and etiquette. The recipe's which are scattered through this book are simply brilliant. They provide a look at a style of cooking which isn't commonly used anymore. The recipe's are a bit difficult to follow and need a bit of figuring out if you are wanting to give them a go.

As a trained chef and a qualified archaeologist I loved this book as it provided a historical insight into previous cooking methods in England and a number of recipe's which I will certainly be trying out.

I highly recommend this book, just be patient with it.
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Fabulous Book , very informative

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By brock on 21 Feb. 2013
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I love reading old cookery books,quite often old recipes can be adapted for modern use and forgotten techniques rekindled,however this book is made up mostly of 'filler' and far to little information and no recipes. Would not recommend it to anyone!
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Thought I download to have a look, trawled my way through it and was disappointed with content. My fault really as I thought it would give detailed ancient recipes, which it does not. It is an historial fact book on origins and historical types of food served up over the centuries. So ideal if your into that sort of thing, but as I said my fault.
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