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. .
A must-have if you're an Aubrey/Maturin fan - I have tried some of the recipes from it and they are appropriately vile, even when done right! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Diane
VERY INTRESTING BOOK, ESPECIALLY IF YOU LIKE AND READ BOOKS ABOUT THE NAVAL PERIODS 1700-1900Published 2 months ago by lARRY uPDIKE
This is a great book with lots of recipes. If you are looking for a low fat and ultra-healthy cookbook this is not for you. Read morePublished 4 months ago by G. Raney
This is a totally enjoyable read, partly excerpts reminding us of the culinary context from Patrick O'Brian's fine stories, and of course the recipes themselves, with references... Read morePublished 5 months ago by stephen a wolpin
If your a fan of Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend Stephen Maturin, you will love this entertaining collection of recipes for the dishes you find in Patrick O'Brian's incomparable... Read morePublished 6 months ago by M. W.
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 7 months ago by Doug Craig
a huge amount of information about a small subject but interestingly done..Published 8 months 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 9 months ago by TS Rhodes