The Captain's Table: Life and Dining on the Great Ocean Liners

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The golden age of luxury sailing is over. Or is it? The Captain's Table not only conjures up the glamour and excitement of life on board the great ocean liners of the past, it taps into the rich creativity of the excellent cuisine with a carefully chosen selection of classic recipes from the First, Second and Tourist Class dining rooms expertly retooled for the modern cook. With a wealth of nostalgic imagery, including period memorabilia in the form of dining cards and menus, this voyage-in-a-book exudes glamour ...
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Overview

The golden age of luxury sailing is over. Or is it? The Captain's Table not only conjures up the glamour and excitement of life on board the great ocean liners of the past, it taps into the rich creativity of the excellent cuisine with a carefully chosen selection of classic recipes from the First, Second and Tourist Class dining rooms expertly retooled for the modern cook. With a wealth of nostalgic imagery, including period memorabilia in the form of dining cards and menus, this voyage-in-a-book exudes glamour and elegance, recapturing the magic ambience of those remarkable ships.
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Editorial Reviews

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Lusitania, Queen Mary, Normandie, Titanic: though the heyday of the great ocean liner may be past, these ships still loom large in the imagination. Edington (The National Trust Complete Traditional Recipe Book) gives readers a look at life aboard these floating cities—the accommodations, the activities, and, most of all, the splendiferous multicourse meals. She presents a selection of recipes drawn from shipboard menus with a careful eye to the ease of translating their preparation to the modern home kitchen. A range of items (soups, meat and fish, sides, desserts, even cocktails) is represented, each recipe includes notes on its provenance, and measurements are often given in metric, imperial, and American units. This title was previously released in the UK in 2005 by the National Maritime Museum. VERDICT Beautifully illustrated with photographs and reproductions of menus, this book will appeal to anyone intrigued by the golden age of ocean liners, whether they fancy the fashionable passengers, are thrilled at the thought of the splendid furnishings, or wish to try a hand at the recipes.—Courtney Greene, Indiana Univ. Lib., Bloomington
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844861453
  • Publisher: Conway
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Edington has written and edited many books on food. She was a professional cook for many years, running her own catering business, with the National Trust and the Victoria and Albert Museum among her customers. As well as writing about food, she specializes in tours of historic kitchens.
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