The Cook's Oracle

The Cook's Oracle

by M.D. William Kitchiner

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Overview

Care for a bit of Colcannon? Craving some Winter Hotch-Potch? Wishing for Wow-Wow Sauce?

This newly released edition of The Cook's Oracle is an exact replica of Dr. Kitchiner's original book first published in 1829. A bestseller in its day, Kitchiner's fundamentals of 19th-century cookery cover the gamut from meat & fish to gravies & sauces to puddings & pies, including many of his favorite "receipts."

Interestingly enough, he toured with a moveable taste cabinet; a folding cupboard stocked his unique mustards and sauces. And, unlike most food writers of the era, he whipped up the recipes himself, carried out the dreaded after-dinner clean up, and did all his own housework!

A marvelous culinary artifact of 19th-century cookery, this book is certain to delight both social historians and food-lovers alike.


A household name during the 19th-century, WILLIAM KITCHINER, M.D. (1775-1827) was an optician, inventor of telescopes, amateur musician and exceptional cook. His other works include: The Invalid's Oracle, The Housekeeper's Ledger, The Traveller's Oracle, and The Art of Invigorating and Prolonging Life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596058194
Publisher: Cosimo
Publication date: 05/09/2006
Pages: 68
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.16(d)

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