Since food figures prominently in O'Brian's novels, his fans will already be familiar with such names as Skillygalee, Drowned Baby, Soused Hog's Face, and Jam Roly-Poly, but they may wonder exactly what those dishes are. Lobscouse and Spotted Dog makes it all clear: Skillygalee, for example, is oatmeal gruel, while Drowned Baby is similar to Spotted Dog, only without the currants and eggs. And Spotted Dog is...? You'll find the recipe in the Grossmans' book, along with excerpts from the Aubrey/Maturin novels and many other authentic 19th-century dishes to test your sense of adventure, your culinary prowess, and possibly your waistline. Lobscouse and Spotted Dog is more than a cookbook--it's a window into the past, an inspired piece of culinary detective work, and a delightful gastronomic companion to the novels of Patrick O'Brian. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
She read them, too, even if she indulged in little adventurous cooking.
If you have read any of the Aubrey - Maturin series you know Patrick O'Brian loves to describe the food and beverages enjoyed by the characters in intimate detail.
What makes this 300-page book truly delightful, though, are the plethora of quotes from the books, lots of historical background, and. .
Great recipes that astound your guests. Used it for a formal Trafalgar Day dinner to great effect. Some truly weird and wonderful recipes in here (Dusty Millers?? Read morePublished 22 days ago by Doug Craig
a huge amount of information about a small subject but interestingly done..Published 29 days ago by John C. O'Brien
It's still worth it to have such a fun book! This covers everything, even the best way to cook a rat. But the descriptions of some of the banquet food is just amazing. Read morePublished 2 months ago by TS Rhodes
I do naval research (Word War II) and the book was an interesting view of naval manners and food which curiously continues into the Modern Navy.Published 2 months ago by bronislaw kielbasa
As a huge fan of the Aubrey-Maturin novels, I've long been curious about the extensive tales of sailor's fare. Read morePublished 2 months ago by mamafirebird
This was also a gift for my Son at Christmas. My Son requested this item, therefore I don't have any comments regarding this item.Published 3 months ago by Toni Abernethy
The authors worked hard to recreate these forgotten English naval dishes. Patrick Obrian had a marvelous sense of humor regarding food and table manners; I mean "spotted dog... Read morePublished 4 months ago by richard f hoopman
For those who have read the Patrick O'Brian "Master and Commander" series of the British Navy, the topic of food often provides the rich background details to help frame... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mark Stevens
I bought this after seeing it at a friend's house. We both are fans of the early 19th century Royal Navy Captain, Jack Aubrey. I will, however, not try the recipes! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tamsen E. George