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The Jane Austen Cookbook

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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 modernised 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.

Authentic recipes, modernised for today's cooks, include:
- Buttered Prawns
- Wine-Roasted Gammon and Pigeon Pie
- Broiled Eggs
- White Soup and Salmagundy
- Pyramid Creams
- Marthas Almond Cheesecakes

Item details

Author(s):
Maggie Black & Deirdre Le Faye
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0714117498
ISBN-13:
9780714117492
Publisher:
British Museum Press
Title:
The Jane Austen Cookbook

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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 modernised 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.

Authentic recipes, modernised for today's cooks, include:
- Buttered Prawns
- Wine-Roasted Gammon and Pigeon Pie
- Broiled Eggs
- White Soup and Salmagundy
- Pyramid Creams
- Marthas Almond Cheesecakes

Author(s):
Maggie Black & Deirdre Le Faye
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0714117498
ISBN-13:
9780714117492
Publisher:
British Museum Press
Title:
The Jane Austen Cookbook

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