The Boke of Keruynge (Book of Carving), Hardback Book

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
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  • Category: History: specific events & topics
  • ISBN: 9781870962193


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