The Lord Peter Wimsey Cookbook
The Lord Peter Wimsey Cookbook is a special cookbook collectible with recipes and stories based off of the popular tales of Peter Wimsey novels by Dorothy L. Sayer.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 138 pages.
Publisher: Ticknor & Fields
Author: William J. Eakins and Elizabeth Bond Ryan
Description: Dorothy L. Sayers loved Lord Peter and he'd certainly have loved her as well. And they both cared a lot about what they ate.
The pages of Miss Sayers's splendid novels and stories about his lordship are full of descriptions of what he, Harriet, his friends and acquaintances had to eat, and the authors of this delicious book have brought together what was eaten and when, with recipes (adjusted to the American scene) and with notations on the wines that accompanied the meals (and the authors have found and noted the equivalent wines, since not all readers will have access to the bounties of his lordship's purse).
From the most formidable and elegant of dinners in a dilapidated chateau owned by the Comte de Reuil (a six-course meal that started off with oysters and Chablis Moutonne 1915 and proceeded to Epinards a La Creme and Napoleon Brandy) to a New Year's Day lunch at the Fenchurch St. Paul Rectory (in The Nine Tailors, starting with Shepherd's Pie and going on to Farmhouse Cheddar and Biscuits and Bass in Bottles), the menus follow Peter as he moves through his adventures.
The book is lovely reading even if one doesn't care to approach a kitchen, and will delight all of Lord Peter's admirers, and even the few people who aren't.
Condition: Jacket has minor wear at corners. Further good condition.
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