Life Is a Banquet: A Food Lover's Treasury of Recipes, History, Tradition, and Feasts

Life Is a Banquet: A Food Lover's Treasury of Recipes, History, Tradition, and Feasts

by Edward Blom

Hardcover(Translatio)

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Life Is a Banquet: A Food Lover's Treasury of Recipes, History, Tradition, and Feasts by Edward Blom


Swedish television personality and food historian Edward Blom is a cook with a big personality and a big passion. This to his culinary kingdom! Blom’s expertise lies in the cultural history of food, and in Life Is a Banquet he throws open the archives and invites all to indulgence in the excesses of yesteryear’s best recipes. These are Blom’s favorites, each enlivened with his own personal slant.


Here is everything from the Bavarian Oktoberfest to the oysters of Grand Central Station, the tables of the nineteenth century elite to the precursor of the Smörgåsborg: the brännvinsbord. All made with the motto: elegant and in excess.


Featuring 90 recipes, dazzling photographs, personal anecdotes, and highlights of culinary history, Life Is a Banquet is a cookbook like no other. Be amazed, be inspired, and be tempted to make food history!


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629147000
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 11/04/2014
Edition description: Translatio
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


Edward Blom is an archivist, writer, and TV personality in Sweden. He has worked at the Center of Business History for fifteen years, where he is involved in trade, food and beverage related history. Blom is a food writer and has written many articles for newspapers, magazines, and websites.

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