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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.
If a reader took any interest at all in the many meals, drinks, dishes included in the Aubrey-Maturin books, this book is a delight, describing in detail how food was prepared in... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Ronald D. Ellermeier
A most excellent book of wonderful recipes. One that every cook should have in the library. The puddings come up thicker than we are used to, but this is because they stayed true... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Alger
Deserves its place in the spin offs from Patrick O"Brian"s novels.Published 6 months ago by John Downing
Very interesting historical cookbook, carefully researched so that the dishes can be reproduced in a modern kitchen.Published 6 months ago by Lawrence E. Starbuck
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 9 months ago by Diane
VERY INTRESTING BOOK, ESPECIALLY IF YOU LIKE AND READ BOOKS ABOUT THE NAVAL PERIODS 1700-1900Published 10 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 12 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 13 months ago by stephen a wolpin