Here is a unique opportunity to visit the great figures of the past on often momentous occasions in history, as they flick open their napkins and reach for the menu at some of the grandest banquets ever conceived. A rich collection of menu cards from historical feasts forms the basis of this journey back to an age of excess, via wartime culinary quirks and unusual gourmet delights, where kings and princes dined in style and politicians and presidents entertained one another with the fashionable food of the time. A Taste of the Past offers: * A unique insight into the sumptuous spectacle accompanying banqueting since the eighteenth century * Beautifully illustrated with historic menu cards collected form real events * Fascinating background and sample recipes * A glimpse into the unguarded world of the great and the good The menus themselves are delightfully decorated, and beautifully made. There is great variety in this book, from royal weddings to dinner at the captain's table, all brought to life with background information and featured recipes for one or two dishes in each chapter that the reader can re-create. Having sampled the lifestyle of the great and the good, readers too can dine like the world leaders of the past!
"Friends of Olive" meet regularly at the Dr. Woods House-Museum. (Olive was the name of Mrs. Dr. Robert Woods.) As well as to socialize, the objectives are to help the public become mor aware of the site by providing enjoyment and education to museum visitors. Over the past several years, the group has been bringing favorite recipes to the meetings. Originally the plan was to make a simple cookbook for each member--a cookbook to include old favorites that are easy to make, that use mostly ingredients on hand, and above all are inexpensive to make. However, the history of food eaten in our area over the past century soon became a fascinating topic, and soon the two subjects were blended into this book.
Discover a taste of Kangaroo Island's past through this recipe collection. Let these wholesome country recipes give you a glimpse into the lives of KI's pioneer women. Learn about them, their memories and their history.
This longtime Barron's kitchen favorite features authentic recipes brought to America in past generations from around the world. Now available in an economically priced paperback edition, that all 264 recipes and 64 full-color photos from the original hardcover edition.
Abstract: The history and traditions of early Australian cookery are presented in this illustrated cookbook of colonial recipes. The Australian customs surrounding these dishes represent the cooking ideas of the last century, and demonstrate the ties of heritage between colonial and modern Australia. By describing foods the Australian pioneers ate, a picture is drawn of the world in which they lived. Meals of Australian settlers reflected the food customs of many distant nations. Pioneer food was hearty and filling. Authentic recipes are given with their original measurements and style. Others use standard Australian metric measures and present day ingredients so that today's cooks can enjoy a taste of the past. Sample dishes include "Kangaroo Jugged," "Mutton Hot Pot," "Goolgowi Fruit Pudding," and "Victorian Bridecake."
"This book is about seventeenth-century antecedents of modern concerns with food and the environment: depletion of the earth's resources, agricultural innovation and its ill effects on the environment, and nostalgia for an earlier and simpler time"--