Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

  • List Price: $27.95
  • Save: $15.68 (56%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Old Cookery Books And Anc... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Acceptable | Details
Sold by Murfbooks
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Item is in acceptable condition. Expect heavy wear on the cover and the inside of the book. The text is perfectly readable and usable. There is no condition below acceptable. Fast shipping. Free delivery confirmation with every order.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Old Cookery Books And Ancient Cuisine Paperback – May 15, 2006

3.8 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

See all 63 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback, May 15, 2006
$12.27
$12.27 $8.92

Dinner just got easier with eMeals
Each week you'll receive seven new simple, healthy meal plans. Our food experts create easy-to-prepare recipes featuring real food your whole family will love. Try it FREE
$12.27 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

William Carew Hazlitt (22 August 1834 – 8 September 1913 was an English lawyer, bibliographer, editor and writer. He was the son of the barrister and registrar William Hazlitt, a grandson of the essayist and critic William Hazlitt,and a great-grandson of the Unitarian minister and author William Hazlitt. William Carew Hazlitt was educated at the Merchant Taylors' School and was called to the bar of the Inner Temple in 1861. (Wikipedia) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (May 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1428607935
  • ISBN-13: 978-1428607934
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,075,845 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
If you have any interest in reading about how people used to eat and cook, then it's a very nice easy read that will amuse and also provide insight on the growth of food preparation when you compare the ingredients and techniques to how you cook today.
Comment 17 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Just a list of books. Very few have recipes. I was hoping for old different recipes. What I found was mostly trite hackneyed Jello salads and green bean cassaroles from the fifties. The older recipes I did find had totally nebulous measurements i.e. 2 tosses of flour or a fist of sugar. Many had no amounts just a list of ingredients. A few were interesting however very few.
3 Comments 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I'm used to the wordy writing of the early previous century. In fact, in some cases, I like the drollery, the classical references, the opinionated view of the authors of those times. It is a vanity publication of the author who was a well-known British attorney circa 1834 to 1913. So be prepared for sly references to classics in other languages, like French and Latin, poetry, and personages through the ages that are no longer discussed in today's general education. This is about old cookery books and ancient cuisine in an historical overview from the author's preferences. It does not give recipes, although bits of them appear in frequent quotations of more ancient authors than this. So I kind of like it, so I can go look up the people or old texts he referenced, but his archness makes my eyebrows ache from trying to keep up with him, it becomes tiresome. I'm about half way through, and its a bit of a slog. I'm thinking my grandkids would not make it past the first page. But, if you like following the research path there is plenty to look up to keep busy for a while and discover new facts, histories, authors by serendiptity, my favorite way to learn.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I was hoping to also see recipes but the information on old cookery books was interesting. If you are a cookbook addict like I am, you are going to enjoy this.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
If you got this book thinking it might give you lots of recipes from history then you will be disappointed. It is more a commentary by the author on their view of food through the ages. There are recipes but unfortunately I had to keep going to a dictionary to find out what half the ingredients were. There should have been the list of ingredients and then the modern equivalent - this would have made it a lot more interesting. I was hoping to get recipes to try and see if I could replicate them but as a lot of items are not available or I have no idea what the equivalent is I was disappointed. It did get a bit monotonous having to wade through various lists of cookbooks the author had read on the era, were they really necessary? I would have thought they could have been listed at the end of the book for anyone who wanted to find the author's reference for themselves.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
We've come a long way baby. Fascinating if you are into in. I was for a bit, and I need a few more words here so the submit button will work. ;)
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book was written in 1906, It has recipes (spelled receipt in the book) from the 1600s I found it fascinating.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Interesting to read and see what old style cooking was like. I am glad I didn't have to use an old wood burning stove or cook over a fireplace like they did in earlier times.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Old Cookery Books And Ancient Cuisine
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Old Cookery Books And Ancient Cuisine