Suess’s children’s tale How the Grinch Stole Christmas. A celebration of Yuletide food through the centuries. . Claire hopley rediscovers the joys of literary christmases and the meals enjoyed by classic characters, his first-ever feast after years of being neglected, including Harry Potter’s Christmas at Hogwarts with its impressive display of food, and the Grinch’s failed attempt to ruin Christmas by stealing the Who-pudding in Dr.
History of Christmas Food and Feasts #ad - This mouthwatering book celebrates classic Christmas stories and their food and feasts. Each chapter covers a different era and the important foodie tales of time, including Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Jane Austen’s festive celebrations, and Christmas with Dickens.
The Victorian ChristmasRemember When #ad - Anna selby discusses how the victorians invented many of the Christmas traditions we enjoy today from Christmas trees and cards to carols and Father Christmas himself. It offers readers a chance to enjoy a traditional Christmas, one centered around the home, and simple decorations made from nature, family, a far cry from the materialistic Christmases we have today.
The author of food through the Ages presents a festive overview of Dickens-era Christmas traditions—from decorations and songs to games and recipes. There is an emphasis on victorian food, including authentic wassailing recipes and an easy introduction to planning traditional Christmas foods and traditional decorations.
The Victorian Christmas #ad - Dickens and prince albert shaped how many people view the British Christmas, an idea explored in the opening chapter. . This lovely book reminds us all just how enjoyable Christmas really is and shows us how to recreate our favorite traditions and recapture the magic of Christmas.
Silence and CircumstanceUntreed Reads Publishing #ad - Tolkien, this historical adventure delves into the shadows of mysterious societies, and many others, where it appears something dark is rising . . . When agatha christie disappeared for eleven days in December, 1926, all of England was abuzz with speculation. Historical fact and tantalizing fiction merge in this unique interwar thriller about Agatha Christie’s mysterious disappearance in 1926.
With a dizzying cast of characters that includes Dorothy Parker, Pablo Picasso, Lillian Hellman, J. R. R. Did the great writer really just “black out, ” only to somehow reappear days later at a spa hotel? Could she be a pawn trapped in an international mystery? Or was she the puppet-master? The adventure unfolds through the perspective of Christie’s trusted governess, Charlotte “Carlo” Fisher.
Silence and Circumstance #ad - After receiving a mysterious letter, Charlotte embarks on a harrowing quest, aided by many of the famous and elite of the twentieth century. While sir arthur conan doyle and his protégé, ian fleming, speed towards Istanbul on the Orient Express in search of Agatha’s diary, Charlotte discovers clues that dispatch her to Berlin where she stumbles into a world gone mad.
A Visitor's Guide to Jane Austen's EnglandPen & Sword History #ad - Wilkes makes the world of Jane Austen come to life. . . I don’t think i’ve ever read a book that paints such a vivid picture of daily life in late 18th and early 19th century England. Darcy have worn a corset?What hidden horrors lurked in elegant Regency houses? “A delight. A perfect gift for every Janeite friend and family member.
Austenprose “a worthy contribution to the field of Austen social history and uses the mundane realities of life to illuminate the reader’s experience. Sensibilities . Sue wilkes skillfully conjures up all aspects of daily life within the period, travel literature, letters, drawing on contemporary diaries, illustrations, novels, and archives.
Were all unmarried affluent men really “in want of a wife”?where would a young lady seek adventure?Would “taking the waters” at Bath and other spas kill or cure you?Was Lizzy Bennet bitten by bed-bugs while traveling?What would you wear to a country ball or a dance at Almack’s?Would Mr. Packed with detail and anecdotes, the year of austen’s birth, this is an intimate exploration of how the middle and upper classes lived from 1775, to the coronation of George IV in 1820.
A Visitor's Guide to Jane Austen's England #ad - Immerse yourself in the vanished world inhabited by Austen’s contemporaries. From travel to fashion, shopping, of course, and, leisure, finding a mate” Britain Express. It makes a perfect companion for Austen’s beloved novels. The heritage traveller “a thoroughly engaging—and very informative—‘eyewitness’ guide to everything from medical matters to modes of travel.
Cook's EncyclopaediaGrub Street Cookery #ad - The aim is to both entertain and to instruct—in particular, to give a sense of the essence and individuality of each ingredient. A serious and important work of reference. Alan davidson, author of The Oxford Companion to Food. A must, comprehensive, well-organized and well-written. . . Many fans say they would be lost without this book, which segues effortlessly between exhaustive reference work and handy recipe book, and back again.
Stobart describes how baking powder works, the temperature at which bacteria grow, and how to make your own tomato ketchup, so every time you dip into this book, for instance, you’ll be better equipped to return to the stove. Arranged alphabetically from Abalone to Zampone, Cook’s Encyclopedia covers the majority of foods and processes used in cooking.
Tom stobart traveled widely, both as an explorer and a filmmaker, and his book was informed by an eye for telling details. A descriptive compendium of just about everything we eat and how we cook it—selected as “one of the greatest cookbooks of all time” Waitrose Food Illustrated. Cooking processes—including bottling, brining, smoking, curing, brewing, and vacuuming—are explained in great and illuminating detail.
Cook's Encyclopaedia #ad - Hundreds of ingredients are described, with English and foreign synonyms and scientific names; recipes are given in many cases to illustrate the use of the foodstuff in question. It explains the world of the kitchen, whether you’re a beginner or an old hand, equipment, revealing the facts behind foods, and techniques.
100 Vegetables and Where They Came FromAlgonquin Books #ad - A unique guide to “the botanical and cultural histories of vegetables originating from every corner of the globe”—with cooking tips and illustrations Publishers Weekly. 100 vegetables and where they came from offers a cornucopia of vegetable knowledge and stories from around the world—from Argentina to Zimbabwe and from Australia to the United States.
Or the violet carrot, which the Greeks brought back from India following the conquests of Alexander the Great. Mixing history, and personal anecdotes, culinary suggestions, practical information, Weaver introduces unusual heirloom vegetables and reveals surprising facts about common favorites. A historian, greens, gardener, tomatoes, potatoes, and veggie connoisseur, peas, William Woys Weaver guides us through a range of peppers, gourds, onions, and a whole lot more.
100 Vegetables and Where They Came From #ad - Take the petaluma gold rush bean, a rugged legume grown for over one-hundred-fifty years and brought to California by an American whaler from Peru. Organized alphabetically by common name, this book includes beautifully detailed drawings throughout and a helpful appendix of seed resources.
English Puddings: Sweet & SavouryGrub Street Cookery #ad - The definitive guide to a classic British dish. Thanks to so many of today’s star chefs producing classic hearty meals as their signature dishes, we are all rediscovering the delights of our native puddings, both sweet and savory; Steak and Kidney Pudding, Pease Pudding, and Bread and Butter Pudding are all now appearing on the smartest restaurant menus—and rightly so.
. As well as a wonderful collection of recipes which spans flummeries, dumplings, fritters, fools, pies and tarts, syllabubs, Mary Norwak also gives us a fascinating insight into the history of all these now popular dishes. The culinary pendulum is swinging back to a style of eating consisting of simple, unfussy plates of delicious slow-cooked meats and gently stewed seasonal fruits, many of which virtually cook themselves, and allowing us to eat well without expensive, imported ingredients.
Bento for Beginners: 60 Recipes for Easy Bento Box LunchesRockridge Press #ad - There’s so much to savor in these to-go treasure boxes. Bento for beginners includes:best of both worlds—Enjoy classic homemade Japanese foods as well as staples from Western and American cuisine. Off-the-shelf—create lunches you’ll be excited to eat using easy-to-find ingredients available at the grocery store.
Save money—put an end to spending $5 to $10 a day on lunch—the average cost of a filling homemade Japanese bento is about $1. 85. In the world of bento books, this one can take you to tasty new heights. Combine them all together—in an easy to-go box—and you have the beauty of bento. Think inside the box—the beginner’s guide to tasty bento boxesEasy, tasty, and healthy are three great aspects of any good meal.
Bento for Beginners: 60 Recipes for Easy Bento Box Lunches #ad - In bento for beginners, you’ll learn how this Japanese culinary art can help you build 60 appetizing, well-balanced lunches that can be taken just about anywhere. In addition to recipes, how to improve the storage life of your ingredients without using preservatives, the right containers to use, the book is filled with tons of tips and tricks on streamlining prep time, and what foods make the best and easiest fusion dishes.
Marguerite Patten's Best British DishesGrub Street Cookery #ad - From traditional breakfasts to high teas, from roasts to hearty soups, she has selected a collection of over 400 of her favorite recipes showing the enormous and exciting variety of British produce and cooking. . Marguerite patten is one of Britain’s best known and best loved cookery writers. Here she turns her attention to one of her real true passions: the classic cookery of the British Isles.
The cookery queen of England selects her personal favorite recipes. She covers soups, meat, vegetables, fish dishes, and savory dishes as well as puddings, poultry, and game, salads, baking, and preserves.
Herbs, Spices & FlavouringsGrub Street Cookery #ad - No other work in print has ever covered this important subject with such exhausting precision, making this work of reference essential for all cooks, gardeners, and horticulturists. Each entry carries detailed descriptions of the origin, scientific, and culinary uses, magical, medicinal, together with a thorough assessment of tastes and effects of cooking, history, freezing, and pickling.
The author assigns the scientific, botanical, native, and popular names for given plants and ingredients making exact identification easy and clearing up any confusions which may exist on differing countries’ names and usages. Tom stobart’s award-winning Herbs, Spices and Flavourings has long been recognized as the authoritative work on the subject.
Herbs, Spices & Flavourings #ad - It is a truly amazing source of information covering, over 400 different herbs, alphabetically, spices, and flavorings found throughout the world and based on the extensive notes he made on his travels in 70 countries. The ultimate reference to the tasty ingredients that transform our food from the author of Cook’s Encyclopedia.
The Tasha Tudor Family Cookbook: Heirloom Recipes and Warm Memories from Corgi CottageSkyhorse Publishing #ad - These receipts—from tasha’s poppy seed cake to shepherd’s pie, for the most part, potato soup to chocolate pudding—have been the mainstay of Tasha’s family for generations and are, from the original cookbook she began as a young woman. World-renowned artist Tasha Tudor fascinated fans with her sweet illustrations and simple lifestyle.
This beautiful cookbook has been put together by her grandson, who carries on her legacy in Vermont. Comforting dishes and heartwarming paintings from the beloved children’s-book author and illustrator. The simple, comforting, and delicious receipts are accompanied by her beautiful watercolors and new photographs of the food and Tasha’s homestead.
The Tasha Tudor Family Cookbook: Heirloom Recipes and Warm Memories from Corgi Cottage #ad - Frugality was on her shopping list as well. She had a robust vegetable garden, a large chest freezer, and a well-stocked larder. She created countless meals over many decades, and they were all very good. In all things moderation, she would say—then with a laugh, except gardening. But if she couldn’t, or didn’t want to, she didn’t worry.
When possible, tasha purchased fresh food, the origin and method of production of which she knew. The recipes, or as she called them, receipts, also suggest Tasha’s philosophy.