Marvellous browsing material and completely fascinating. While I might not be anxious to try 'chopped brain fritters', the idea of a 'primrose omelette' is very tempting. The commentary, by Dr Ross, on each recipe, places recipes in the context of their time and build to a fine social history of the kitchen. The book is beautifully designed and illustrated and very good value for money. It will solve a lot of present problems come Christmas. Viper & snail broth anyone?
I received this book as a present and it is fascinating .... Full of querky details about the history of food over the last 600 years. There is even a forward by Heston Blumenthal! I will be buying copies for Christmas presents.