The Jane Austen Cookbook


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  • Jane Austen wrote her novels in the midst of a large and sociable family. Brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, friends and acquaintances were always coming and going, and eating and drinking. Fortunately one of Jane's dearest friends, Martha Lloyd, lived with the family for many years and recorded in her "Household Book" over 100 recipes enjoyed by the Austens. This family fare, tested and modernized for today's cooks, is reproduced here, together with some of the more sophisticated dishes which Jane and her characters would have enjoyed at balls, picnics and supper parties. The introduction discusses Jane's own interest in food, as shown both in the novels and in her letters, and the importance of mealtimes and entertaining in the social life of her period (1775-1817). Delightful line drawings, prints and watercolours from contemporary sources illustrate the book.

  • Product code: cmc27699
    Price category: Under 10
    World culture: The modern era
    Title: The Jane Austen Cookbook
    Authors: "Deirdre Le Faye, Maggie Black "
    ISBN: 9780714127699
    Number of pages: 128
    llustrations: 42 b/w
    Weight: 0.387kg
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