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Their Last Suppers: Legends of History and Their Final Meals
     

Their Last Suppers: Legends of History and Their Final Meals

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by Andrew Caldwell
 

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Did you know that Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian and his longtime private chef was Jewish? What dish played an integral role in Marilyn Monroe's unsuccessful bid to woo back Bobby Kennedy? Part historical narrative and part grilling guide and cookbook, Andrew Caldwell's Their Last Suppers: Legends of History and Their Final Meals guides history buffs and

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Did you know that Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian and his longtime private chef was Jewish? What dish played an integral role in Marilyn Monroe's unsuccessful bid to woo back Bobby Kennedy? Part historical narrative and part grilling guide and cookbook, Andrew Caldwell's Their Last Suppers: Legends of History and Their Final Meals guides history buffs and gourmands alike through gastronomically inspired biographical accounts of more than 20 legendary personalities.

Unearthing recipes as far back as 323 B.C., Caldwell, the History Chef, provides insight into 2,000 years of culinary lore. Each historical figure's profile includes a brief description of pursuits and accomplishments as well as little-known anecdotes, popular foods of his or her time period, recipes for the figure's actual last meal, and cooking tips. Because the kitchens of Montezuma, Caesar, and other notables profiled within the book were often very basic, Caldwell brings their fare into modern kitchens, although he strongly believes that, whenever possible, grills and open fires should be used for most dishes and therefore provides specific preparation tips throughout.

From the Titanic's 12-course tasting menu to personal recipes for Princess Diana's Favorite Watercress Soup, Elvis Presley's Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich, Julius Caesar's Ambrosia, Cleopatra's Hummus, and Stone Crab a la Kennedy, historians and foodies alike will relish the trivia and tastings paired within Their Last Suppers: Legends of History and Their Final Meals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449401887
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date:
09/14/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

 Andrew Caldwell has worked as a classical chef in Bermuda, Mexico, and the United States. He has managed a number of resorts and overseen the development of more than 40 restaurants around the globe. A keen historian, Caldwell has visited many of the sites in this book to ensure its accuracy. He resides in Orlando, Florida, and maintains an online presence at www.thehistorychef.net.

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Their Last Suppers: Legends of History and Their Final Meals 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Andrea Ortquist More than 1 year ago
I read this book in 1 day! Not only do you learn the last meals of legendary people in history, but you also get the recipe for the meals! Great addition to any book club gathering!
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mbabbosl More than 1 year ago
An interesting read about the last meals of some of history's greats along with a synopsis of their last hours.
inoxydable More than 1 year ago
Being a chef and history enthusiast, I looked forward to this book but was completely underwhelmedd by its lack of historical depth and boring recipes. Written like an 8th grade history textbook, simple historical facts and no real insight to the food of these figures days...it was uninspired and lacking any discernible depth. Other Last Supper/Final Meals books are much more robust and enlightening. Blah.
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