The Boke of Keruynge (Book of Carving) Hardback
Illustrated by Peter Brears
Part of the Southover Press Historic Cookery & Housekeeping series
This is a handbook or manual for well-born boys in Tudor times who had to learn how to behave at court.
They were often sent to court or to a great house at an early age to be instructed, as was the experience of Sir Thomas More.
The book provides instruction in arranging feasts and grand dinners, rituals of table-laying, the preparation, saucing and carving of meats and fish and servant's duties.
This was the equivalent of a 'public school education' and a boy needed to know that clergy were to be served before noble lords or how to lace a doublet after first warming the lord's linen underpants before a fire.
In addition to providing an introduction, eminent food historian Peter Brears has produced illustrations that show how the text instructed the readers to joint a rabbit, cut up a flat fish, or lay out a tablecloth.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 128 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/05/2003
- Category: History: specific events & topics
- ISBN: 9781870962193