Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Cooking With Shakespeare

I used to belong to the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA for short) and got a taste for adapting recipes to suit the modern pantry and palate.

So these books are totally on my wish list:

Shakespeare's Kitchen: Renaissance Recipes for the Contemporary Cook
The tantalizing Renaissance recipes in Shakespeare’s Kitchen are enhanced with food-related quotes from the Bard, delightful morsels of culinary history, interesting facts on the customs and social etiquette of Shakespeare’s time, and the texts of the original recipes, complete with antiquated spellings and eccentric directions.

Shakespeare's Cookbook
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.

I already own this one:

Shakespeare's London on 5 Groats A Day
This fact-packed guide provides all the practical advice a tourist needs to travel back four centuries to explore the booming city of London.
London is big and can be baffling, but don’t worry if you don’t know a buskin from a firkin. This is the book to put you right – how to read up in advance, how to get there, settle in and keep safe on the streets, how to meet the people and find out the famous. Saunter over London Bridge with its dozens of shops and houses. Wonder at Whitehall, Europe’s largest palace. Revere the tombs of kings in Westminster Abbey. Tour the Tower of London – an archive, armoury, mint, menagerie, prison and jewel house all in one building. Watch the finest plays and players at the Rose Theatre and marvel at the bustle of business in the Royal Exchange. Go down to Greenwich to stand on the deck of the Golden Hind, the ship that sailed round the world.
 Guess I'm ready for my time machine!

Marian Allen, Author Lady
Fantasies, mysteries, comedies, recipes

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