All the King's Cooks: The Tudor Kitchens of King Henry VIII at Hampton Court Palace

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Souvenir Press, 2011 - Cooking - 201 pages
The massive kitchens at Hampton Court were built to supply the entire household of Henry VIII. They were the first professional kitchens organised on such a scale. Brears provides a practical guide to their running, dispelling many of the misconceptions about the cooking and eating of meals in Tudor England.Including authentic recipes from the period, adapted for modern kitchens, such as Chicken Farced and Smothered Rabbit and White Leach (a form of cool jelly), All the King's Cooks is fully illustrated with colour photographs recreating the life of the kitchens. With the author's own detailed drawings, no other book gets so close to the sights, sounds and smells of the Tudor kitchen.

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About the author (2011)

Peter Brears is the author of Cooking and Dining in Medieval England, The Country House Kitchen 1650?1900, and Stuart Cookery. He is an internationally acclaimed expert on food history as well as a museum and historic-house consultant. He participated in the restoration of Hampton Court Palace kitchens and holds cookery demonstrations there to show how Henry VIII's meals were prepared.

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