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The Art of Dining : The History of Cooking and Eating, Hardback Book

The Art of Dining : The History of Cooking and Eating Hardback

Part of the National Trust Food series


" ....a brilliant marriage of historical picture research, well-chosen recipes, and historical narrative..." Taste" ...the best single treatment of British food history that we have seen for years - or possibly ever." Anne Willan, Petits Propos CulinairesA reissue of the classic reference work on the history of cooking and eating. Behind the curious ingredients and mysterious language of old cookery books lies a completely different world, where the foods that we take for granted were often not available, their preparation, cooking and preservation were laborious and skilful tasks, and the art of dining reflected social attitudes quite removed from modern culinary practice. The Art of Dining includes historical recipes, together with their modern adaptations and covers Medieval, EarlyTudor, Elizabethan, Stuart, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian periods. Sara Paston-Williams has used the great wealth of National Trust houses and records to produce this wonderful book which is a feast for the eye as well as a fascinating guide to all the arts of dining.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 348 pages, 300 colour, 50 b/w illustrations
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books
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  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9781907892356



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