The Delights of Delicate Eating

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University of Illinois Press, 2000 - Cooking - 264 pages
A collection of the culinary essays the author wrote for London's Pall Mall Gazette. It shows that a woman could practice cooking as an art, preparing a complete aesthetic experience that combined exquisite flavors with a beautiful table, a soothing room, and lively conversation.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
7
THE VIRTUE OF GLUTTONY
9
A PERFECT BREAKFAST
17
TWO BREAKFASTS
25
THE SUBTLE SANDWICH
33
A PERFECT DINNER
43
AN AUTUMN DINNER
51
A MIDSUMMER DINNER
59
THE ARCHANGELIC BIRD
125
SPRING CHICKEN
135
THE MAGNIFICENT MUSHROOM
143
THE INCOMPARABLE ONION
155
THE TRIUMPHANT TOMATO
171
A DISH OF SUNSHINE
179
ON SALADS
189
THE SALADS OF SPAIN
205

TWO SUPPERS
67
ON SOUP
75
THE SIMPLE SOLE
89
BOUILLABAISSE A Symphony in Gold
97
THE MOST EXCELLENT OYSTER
105
THE PARTRIDGE
117
THE STIRRING SAVOURY
215
INDISPENSABLE CHEESE
223
A STUDY IN GREEN AND RED
231
A MESSAGE FROM THE SOUTH
239
ENCHANTING COFFEE
249
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