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The Jane Austen Cookbook Paperback – May 10, 2002
"My Halal Kitchen: Global Recipes, Cooking Tips, and Lifestyle Inspiration" by Yvonne Maffei
Explore this bestselling cookbook filled with more than 100 diverse, popular, international recipes made with halal foods or halal substitutes along with tips on how to source them. Learn more
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The introduction is very much about how people ate - what was available, how it got to houses, and why this was so. There is some division by class (upper class, middle class and lower class are all discussed) but also the divisions by Geography - whether coastal with access to fresh fish, or inland - how food was transported, and even in terms of access to market towns. Even 5 miles away was almost impossible for those trying to get up a dinner from 'scratch' so to speak if someone was coming around.
The introduction also talks about the types of food and dishes which were eaten, and that the whole culture of dining was completely different. Not only were meal times different, but how they dined. The explanations are simple and there is good use of quoted material throughout, the diaries and letters of the time providing a strong and occassionally humourous voice.
Where possible leFaye and Black have used diaries and 'receipts' from Austen's friends and family and point out that in the days before recipe books were published these books of receipts would be handed down from mother to daughter and one family's speciality would be renowned - they were truly heirlooms.
The last section of the book is a collection of recipes - these are taken from books of reciepts.Read more ›
Recipes are converted to modern needs, like oven temps and volume & weight measurements. But terms are intact making the reading fun. Curry Soup used a `Knuckle of Veal', parching before a fire, beating in a Mortar, passing through a Sawn Sieve, Chyan pepper, and even so, turns out a delightful man-pleasing soup. A book for cooks, Austen readers, & men wanting to surprise the lady with a gift, or the lady wanting to surprise her gentleman with a fine meal.Read more ›
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The only thing that is worthwhile with this book is the pretty cover. I ordered two books; one for myself and one for a friend. Both books got tossed into the Goodwill bag. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Peggy Meharry
Gave this as a gift, so I really cannot judge. The book looked very interesting, with historical references as well as recipes.Published 12 months ago by Charlene A. Kowalski
A must have for all writers of Georgian & Regency era fiction. Informative and delightful to read.Published 20 months ago by Leelou Cervant
what a lovely book! Not very useful for recipes though I may adapt some for a special Austen commemoration dinner just for fun. The historical background is what is so interesting.Published 22 months ago by AnneRose