European Peasant Cookery

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Grub Street, 2007 - Cooking, European - 546 pages
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There are over 500 recipes in this classic work from one of the country's most respected food writers. returncharacterreturncharacterFirst published in the 1980 and twenty years in the making but unavailable for many years Elisabeth Luard has now revisited the work for the first time since publication to revise, expand and update it. returncharacterreturncharacterThe recipes come from twenty-five countries, ranging from Ireland in the west to Roumania in the east, Iceland in the north to Turkey in the south. This enormous compendium covers Vegetables dishes, Potato dishes, Bean, Lentils, Polenta and Cornmeal, Rice, Pasta and Noodles, Eggs, Milk and Cheeses, Fish, Poultry, Small Game, Pork, Shepherd's Meats, Beef, Breads and Yeast Pastries, Sweet Dishes, Herbs, Mushrooms and Fungi, Oils, and Preserves. Written with the scrupulous attention to detail and authenticity that is the hallmark of Elisabeth Luard's cookery writing, the recipes are peppered with hundreds of fascinating anecdotes and little known facts about local history and folklore. returncharacterreturncharacterElisabeth Luard is the is the author of ten cookbooks and two volumes of autobiography.returncharacterreturncharacter returncharacterreturncharacter REVIEWS returncharacterreturncharacter"finely recommended read as both a historical interest and a fine cookbook." The Midwest Book Review, 05/2009

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Elisabeth Luard is an award-winning food writer whose work includes"European Peasant Cookery" (published in the US as "The Old World Kitchen", a "New York Times" benchmark cookbook of the twentieth century), "The Food of Spain and Portugal", "European Festival Food", "Sacred Food" and "The Latin American Kitchen". She has also written a couple of doorstopper novels including "Emerald" (WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award), and a trio of memoirs-with-recipes including "Family" "Life" (Guild of Food Writers' Book of the Year 1997), and was awarded the Glenfiddich Trophy for Foodwriting in 2007.She contributes regularly to national newspapers and magazines including "The Telegraph", "Daily Mail, " "Country Living" and "The Oldie" and is currently Director of "The Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery". She lives in west Wales.

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