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Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine (Illustrated) Kindle Edition
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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.
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.
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.
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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ok old recipes brought back to life to show our changes in lifestyle and eating habits and change of dietsPublished 10 days ago by Anne H.
Very interesting if like me you have an interest in any thing foody!Published 4 months ago by Jean-Michel Boulet
A pocket sized account meals/food prepared
By our ancestors plus recipes as well if you have time to work them out
A very interesting book for anyone looking to find out more about old cooking styles It also mentions a lot of other books to researchPublished 5 months ago by alex