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Explores cooking in Jane Austen's England and provides more than 200 recipes One of the greatest writers of all time, Jane Austen drew upon her domestic culture to colour 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 love to recreate the meals she describes in her novels, while 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. These include relatively common dishes and more exotic meals. The volume closes with some sample menus; glossaries of ingredients, sources, and special tools; and a bibliography of period cookbooks and modern studies.; First title in the Feasting with Fiction series; Overviews cooking and food culture in Jane Austen's England; Includes food-related quotations from Austen's works; Provides excerpts from period cookbooks; Includes easy-to-follow recipes for present-day readers.; Recipes range from the common and traditional to the exotic
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