Jane Austen Cookbook

The Jane Austen Cookbook modernizes recipes associated with Jane Austen. The cookbook is perfect for Jane Austen fans and cooks alike with over 100 tempting recipes to delight your family, friends and guests. 


Format: Paperback, 128 pages 

Copyright: 1995 

Publisher: The British Museum Press 

Author: Maggie Black & Deirdre Le Faye 

ISBN: 9780714127699

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Description: Authentic recipes associated with Jane Austen, now modernised for today's cooks, including Buttered Prawns, Wline-Roasted Gammon and Pigeon Pie, Broiled Eggs, White Soup and Salmagundy, Pyramid Creams and Martha's Almond Cheesecakes 

Jane Austen wrote her novels in the midst of a large and sociable family. Brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, friends and acquaintances were always coming and going, which offered numerous occasions for convivial eating and drinking. One of Jane's dearest friends, Martha Lloyd, lived with the family for many years and recorded in her 'Household Book' over 100 recipes enjoyed by the Austens. A selection of this family fare, now thoroughly tested and modernized for today's cooks, is recreated here, together with some of the more sophisticated dishes which Jane and her characters would have enjoyed at balls, picnics and supper parties. A fascinating introduction describes Jane's own interest in food, drawing upon both the novels and her letters, and explains the social conventions of shopping, eating and entertaining in late Georgian and Regency England. The book is illustrated throughout with delightful contemporary line drawings, prints and watercolours. 


Condition: Cover and interior pages are in beautiful condition. 

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