Festive Feasts Cookbook

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    This fascinating cookbook offers the modern cook a tempting selection of ten historical feasts from around the world.  Drawn from a vast range of sources, the recipes are compiled and described in their historical context by the author, an expert in recreating historical recipes.  From the lavish dishes of the Mughal emperors to the exotic cuisine of the Aztecs, all fifty recipes have been thoroughly modernized and tested, and each menu comes complete with alternative ingredients...

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Overview

    This fascinating cookbook offers the modern cook a tempting selection of ten historical feasts from around the world.  Drawn from a vast range of sources, the recipes are compiled and described in their historical context by the author, an expert in recreating historical recipes.  From the lavish dishes of the Mughal emperors to the exotic cuisine of the Aztecs, all fifty recipes have been thoroughly modernized and tested, and each menu comes complete with alternative ingredients and serving suggestions.
    A perfect gift for year-round entertaining, Festive Feasts Cookbook is beautifully designed and features sumptuous color pictures of food and feasting, including period paintings, illuminated manuscripts, decorative ceramics, prints, and etchings.  With lively introductions that provide a cultural background for the recipes, this book has much to offer those interested in creative cooking within a historical context.

Festive Feasts Cookbook includes:
    The Return of Odysseus: A Homeric Banquet
    The 1001 Arabian Nights: Feasting with the Caliph 
    Dining at the Court of Lucrezia Borgia
    Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast
    Banqueting with Mughal Emperors
    The Cuisine of the Aztecs
    Dinner with Queen Elizabeth I
    Jewish Passover Supper: Centuries of Tradition
    An Imperial Birthday Banquet in the Forbidden City
    Georgian Christmas with Parson Woodforde

Co-published with The British Museum Press, U.K.
The Wisconsin edition is for sale only in the U.S.A. and it's dependencies, Canada, and the Philippines.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299195106
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 2/15/2004
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Michelle Berriedale-Johnson has advised the BBC and the English Tourist Board on historical English food and ran a catering business specializing in the creation of historical feasts. A frequent contributor to magazines, she is also the author of numerous books including The British Museum Cookbook, Food Fit for Pharaohs, Pepys at Table, The Victorian Cookbook, and Sainsbury’s Quick Meals.

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Table of Contents

Aperitif - And Thanks 6
1 The Return of Odysseus: A Homeric Banquet 8
2 The 1001 Arabian Nights: Feating with the Caliph 18
3 Dining at the Court of Lucrezia Borgia 30
4 Hiawatha's Wedding Feast 42
5 Banqueting with Mughal Emperors 54
6 The Cuisine of the Aztecs 68
7 Dinner with Queen Elizabeth I 80
8 Jewish Passover Supper: Centuries of Tradition 92
9 An Imperial Birthday Banquet in the Forbidden City 106
10 Georgian Christmas with Parson Woodforde 116
Further Reading 127
Index 128
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