Mrs. Charles Darwin's Recipe Book: Revived and Illustrated

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Glitterati Incorporated, 2008 - Cooking - 175 pages
More than a cookbook, the Mrs. Charles Darwin's Recipe Book delineates a lifestyle at the top of English society and intelligentsia at the time. This treasure trove that includes unlikely dishes such as Turnips Cresselly and Penally Pudding contains, even, another cook evident in the work: The recipe for boiling rice is in Charles Darwin's own hand. The image of Darwin standing over a pot of boiling water with his pocket watch in hand, is one to savor, along with every other vestige of a lost kitchen and lifestyle come back to life here.

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breath of fresh air!

User Review  - angiepink - Borders

This is so much more than just a recipe book, the perfect combination of historical exploration, honest and thoughtful writing, with attractively photographed dishes to tempt the seeker in you. I enjoyed this book very much. Read full review

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User Review  - datwood - LibraryThing

A delightful if rather meager number of recipes. The commentary on the Darwin's family life was interesting as well. Read full review


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About the author (2008)

Nach Waxman is the owner of Kitchen Arts & Letters, a New York City bookstore specializing in food and drink for more than twenty-five years. Waxman has served for many years as a judge for the Tabasco Community Cookbook Awards and a committee member (and chair) of the James Beard Book Awards; he previously was a food judge at the Iowa State Fair. He has written for the New York Times and numerous major food magazines.

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