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Shakespeare's Kitchen: Renaissance Recipes for the Contemporary Cook Hardcover – 14 Oct 2003

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Publishers Group UK Oto; 1 edition (14 Oct. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375509178
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375509179
  • Product Dimensions: 20.7 x 2.5 x 26.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,479,740 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is a good collectible piece for your bookshelf. It's not only a typical cookbook, besides recipes it contains descriptions of Shakespeare's contemporary kitchen and way of dining. It also gives tips for preparing a Shakespeare's party, so I will definitely try it.. :-)
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Amazon.com: 4.4 out of 5 stars 32 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars a lovely Elizabethan treasure for your kitchen 20 Mar. 2017
By Shakescene - Published on Amazon.com
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The lovely photographs, annotations from 17th century cookbooks, modernized recipes, and brief historical descriptions make this volume more than simply a cookbook. Of all the sources we consulted, this one is our favorite.
4.0 out of 5 stars Celebrate Shakespeare with a Feast inspired by his Time 24 July 2016
By Jacob and/or Shannon Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
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This was fun and perfect for us. Author includes quotes from primary sources (cookbooks/diaries) of the time, but offers simplified versions or variations of the old recipes, making it relatively simple for a modern cook. We whipped up a Shakespearean feast in tribute to the bard, in this 200th anniversary year of his death and immortality. This is a great source for anyone wanting to make a Shakespeare-themed meal or feast, which is a great prelude to watching a play or reading favorite sonnets.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Delightful Adventure 17 May 2012
By Just me - Published on Amazon.com
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I made several of these recipes for a Shakespeare Festival at my school and they were all wonderful. I served over 80 people and the reviews were very positive - even from some teenagers who initially said, "Gross! I'm not eating THAT!" but went on to enjoy their meal. The combinations are as interesting as they are delicious.

The culinary highlights of the evening were the "Renaissance Salad" and "Olepotrige Stew" which were sensational. For the festival I needed to choose recipes that could feed a crowd, but I'm looking forward to trying some of others for upcoming dinner parties.

This cookbook is destined to become one of my favorites.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great resource for historical cooking 13 May 2011
By Jeremy Rahn - Published on Amazon.com
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I love this book. The recipes are as accurate to period as you would want to eat and it contains some great little bits of history along the way. The flavor profile of this style of cooking would best be described as "sweet and savory", and often include dried fruit and fresh herbs. This is a bit different from most modern foods that I would describe as "salty and spicy". Be sure to approach each dish with an open mind and you will not be disappointed. In particular the "Old Pottage Stew" has become a real favorite among my friends. If you are looking for a change of culinary pace, give the recipes in this book a try.
5.0 out of 5 stars More of a coffee table book than a cookbook 13 April 2013
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I bought this book with the best intentions of taking in Henry V at the Folger theater and coming home to a Spring Lamb soup. Good intentions and all that.

The book is beautiful, and reads well even if you aren't cooking the recipes. It has nice explanations and seems to be well-researched, bridging Renaissance cuisine with modern methods and ingredient availability.

A nice gift for any Shakespeare lover or other Renaissance fan.
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