The Shakespeare Cookbook, Paperback


Shakespeare's working life, from about 1590 to 1615, was not only a period of rich activity on the London stage, but also one of prolific writing and publishing about food.

Shakespeare himself used food in many of his plays: from memorable banquet scenes, to the use of food and feasting as metaphor.

This fascinating book explores the plays alongside contemporary recipes to offer modern day cooks a unique insight into daily life and gastronomy in Shakespeare's London.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages, 40 colour illustrations
  • Publisher: British Museum Press
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780714123356



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