Lobscouse And Spotted Dog: Which Its A Gastronomic Companion To The Aubrey Maturin Novels by Chotzinoff Anne GrossmanLobscouse And Spotted Dog: Which Its A Gastronomic Companion To The Aubrey Maturin Novels by Chotzinoff Anne Grossman

Lobscouse And Spotted Dog: Which Its A Gastronomic Companion To The Aubrey Maturin Novels

byChotzinoff Anne Grossman, Thomas Lisa GrossmanForeword byPatrick Obrian

Paperback | October 3, 2000

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Celebrate the joys of Patrick O'Brian's acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin series with this delightful cookbook, full of the food and drink that so often complement Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin's travels. Collected here are authentic and practical recipes for such eighteenth- and early-nineteenth- century dishes as Burgoo, Drowned Baby, Sea-Pie, Solomongundy, Jam Roly-Poly, Toasted Cheese, Sucking Pig, Treacle-Dowdy, and, of course, Spotted Dog. Also included are historical notes on the origins of the dishes as well as sections on the preparing of roasts, puddings, and raised pies."[A] splendid cookbook...graced with erudite bits of naval and gastronomical history....Deftly researched and written in prose nearly as funny as O'Brian's own."—Publishers Weekly "A thoroughly readable cookbook, as well as a useful appendix to a great series of novels and a newly opened window into a time now nearly 200 years gone."—San Jose Mercury News
Patrick O'Brian's acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin series of historical novels has been described as "a masterpiece" (David Mamet, New York Times), "addictively readable" (Patrick T. Reardon, Chicago Tribune), and "the best historical novels ever written" (Richard Snow, New York Times Book Review), which "should have been on those lists of the...
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Title:Lobscouse And Spotted Dog: Which Its A Gastronomic Companion To The Aubrey Maturin NovelsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.17 × 6.08 × 0.84 inPublished:October 3, 2000Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393320944

ISBN - 13:9780393320947

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nautically Yummy This is a great cookbook, and not just for fans of Aubrey/Maturin, but being a fan of theirs doesn't hurt. Anne Grossman and Lisa Thomas Grossman put together a fascinating mix of literary veneration and nautical cooking, collecting all the recipes eaten by Jack and Stephen over the course of their adventures so that we, their fans, can eat everything from lobscouse and spotted dog to bashed neeps and voluptuous little pies. I used the book in December to make my family a Christmas at Sea meal. The thought of hare was too much for my mother when trying the hare stew, but even she took a bite, despite her fear. The bashed neeps and stuffed pork roast were the real hits of the night, and my father and I got to share some winks and chuckles over the appropriate Aubrey/Maturin quotes we read from the book as we ate (particularly the whining from Killick). The best part of Grossman's book is that the food is incredibly edible. I expected most of it to be brutal fare, but everything I have tried so far has been delicious. I makes me wish that tortoise wasn't on the endangered list because that turtle soup looks very yummy. Mmmm. So if you love good food, tall ships or Aubrey/Maturin, give Grossman/Thomas' Lobscouse and Spotted Dog: Which It's a Gastronomic Companion to the Aubrey Maturin Novels more than a passing glance. Your tummy will thank you.
Date published: 2009-02-28