Cooking With Jane Austen

Hardcover | August 31, 2005

byKirstin Olsen

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One of the greatest writers of all time, Jane Austen drew upon her domestic culture to color her works. Food is central to her novels, just as it was to everyday life in Austen's England. And just as her fiction continues to captivate modern audiences, her world of breakfasts and banquets captures the imagination of contemporary readers. Many of her fans will enjoy recreating the meals she describes in her novels, while high school students will similarly gain greater appreciation for her works by learning about her food culture. Through more than 200 recipes, this book transports readers to Jane Austen's England and brings her world to contemporary kitchens. The book begins with some introductory chapters on cooking and eating in Austen's world. It then presents chapters on broad categories of food, such as beef and veal, seafood, pastries and sweets, and beverages. Each chapter includes extracts from Austen's works and from cookbooks of her period, accompanied by easy-to-follow modernized recipes. Some of these are for relatively common dishes, such as: Roast Beef Roast Pork Loin Roast Chicken Apple Pie And more. Others are for more exotic meals, such as: Fricasseed Tripe Neat's Tongue Fried Cowheel and Onion Mutton Hash Liver and Crow Mushroom Ketchup And others. The volume closes with some sample menus; glossaries of ingredients, sources, and special tools; and a bibliography of period cookbooks and modern studies.

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One of the greatest writers of all time, Jane Austen drew upon her domestic culture to color her works. Food is central to her novels, just as it was to everyday life in Austen's England. And just as her fiction continues to captivate modern audiences, her world of breakfasts and banquets captures the imagination of contemporary reader...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:414 pages, 10.26 × 7.18 × 1.25 inPublished:August 31, 2005Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0313334633

ISBN - 13:9780313334634

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"Altogether 23 ... menus are given, and great fun they are too... for the many people who are interested in both Jane Austen and cookery [the book] can be enjoyable and instructive to dip into."-The Jane Austen Society News Letter