Picnics and Other Outdoor Feasts

Overview

Picnics reveals a world of simply prepared and delicious foods and stimulates the imagination with tales from far and near in Claudia Roden's elegant, discursive style. It offers the conventional and the exotic: from the street food of the Middle East and Mediterranean, the festivals of the high grassy plains of Mexico to the English traditions of picnicking in parks, at Glyndebourne and shooting-lunches on the moors. This is a book for any season and any climate. It is a book to cook from and a book to read and ...
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Overview

Picnics reveals a world of simply prepared and delicious foods and stimulates the imagination with tales from far and near in Claudia Roden's elegant, discursive style. It offers the conventional and the exotic: from the street food of the Middle East and Mediterranean, the festivals of the high grassy plains of Mexico to the English traditions of picnicking in parks, at Glyndebourne and shooting-lunches on the moors. This is a book for any season and any climate. It is a book to cook from and a book to read and the reissue of this classic will be welcomed by all lovers of Claudia Roden's writings. Claudia Roden is the one of the country's leading food writers, her New Book of Middle Eastern Food is now regarded as a classic work and her Book of Jewish Food won both the Andre Simon and Glenfiddich Awards. She has won no less than 5 Glenfiddich Awards and has recently won the prestigious Prince Claus Award for achievement in culture. She lives in London.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781908117441
  • Publisher: Grub Street
  • Publication date: 11/19/2012
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 989,935
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Preface ix

Introduction xi

Eating in the garden

Tea on the lawn 1

A table in the garden 9

A wedding party 19

Food to take out

English picnics 28

Soups 32

Sandwiches 38

Cold sauces and relishes 44

Vegetable and other dips 54

Pâtés, terrines and galantines 58

Eggs and omelettes 61

Tarts and pies 65

Cold meats 76

Cold fish and seafood 85

Vegetables and salads 92

Cheeses 104

Desserts 106

Drinks 116

A champagne menu for Glyndebourne 121

A children's treat 125

Hunting feasts, stalking and shooting parties 128

Lampries in Ceylon 133

A Middle Eastern affair 135

A Japanese picnic 143

Cooking in the open

Cooking over embers 147

Appetizers and vegetables over the fire 158

Bread 167

Spit roasting 168

The grill 181

Skewer cooking 189

Fish and seafood 196

Barbecued fruits 205

Graveyard banqueting in China and barbecuing in Hong Kong 207

South East Asian selection 211

Indian picnics - a relic of the Raj 216

Suggestions for the traveller

The vagrant cook 223

Provisions 225

Street food 244

Impromptu meals 248

Living off the land 252

Holiday breakfasts 257

Travellers' snacks 260

Meal in a frying pan 263

Long slow cooking 270

Straight from the water 274

Primitive ways of cooking 284

Equipment 288

Barbecuing chart 293

Bibliography 299

Index 301

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