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The Jane Austen Cookbook
     

The Jane Austen Cookbook

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by Maggie Black
 

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Literature meets cuisine in this celebration of the meals and manners of Jane Austen and her literary characters. A selection of this family fare, thoroughly tested and modernized for today's cooks, is re-created here, from Vegetable Pie and Herb Pudding to Gooseberry Vinegar and Ginger Beer. Illustrated throughout.

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Literature meets cuisine in this celebration of the meals and manners of Jane Austen and her literary characters. A selection of this family fare, thoroughly tested and modernized for today's cooks, is re-created here, from Vegetable Pie and Herb Pudding to Gooseberry Vinegar and Ginger Beer. Illustrated throughout.

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Library Journal
When a food historian and an Austenian scholar collaborate, you get a cookbook that is both intelligent and charming. Georgian and Regency recipes out of context would be cute but not necessarily a chef's first choice. Set against a backdrop of the era's social and domestic history, however, the cuisine finds its place. Black-and-white photos and drawings extend the descriptions. The first half is full of facts about and analyses of Austen's friends, novels, and letters; the second half has the recipes, most of which have been adapted to the modern kitchen, e.g., macaroni, jugged steaks with potatoes. It was more difficult to adapt the pigeon pie! Black and Le Faye's work offers interesting tidbits about 19th-century English social life and customs, and if anyone wants to know what "salmagundy" is, the answer lies here. Recommended for food history collections.Wendy Miller, Lexington P.L., Ky.
From the Publisher
The Jane Austen Cookbook has to be the best present, although this riveting book is far more than just that.”
–Nigella Lawson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556522420
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.74(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Maggie Black was a food historian and author of numerous books including The Medieval Cookbook.

Deirdre Le Faye is an Austenian scholar, author of Jane Austen: A Family Record and an edited collection of Jane Austen’s letters.

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The Jane Austen Cookbook 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BrielleCroft More than 1 year ago
Highly reccomend for Jane Austen fans. This includes recipes...but is more of a "historal" book feel to it that gives a bit of a backstory to the times and customes of Jane Austen. I bought it has a gift for an aunt. She liked it alot.