The delectable past: the joys of the table, from Rome to the Renaissance, from Queen Elizabeth I to Mrs. Beeton: the menus, the manners, and the most delectable recipes of the past, masterfully re-created for cooking and enjoying today

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Simon and Schuster, 1964 - Cooking - 254 pages

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User Review  - MsMixte - LibraryThing

An interesting read, even if the modernised recipes aren't quite as accurate as they could be. I don't know that the recipes have to be tasty according to modern taste, so much as represent what the people of the age were experiencing when they ate. Read full review

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User Review  - richardderus - LibraryThing

Too yummy for words. A social history of cookbooks from inception of the idea of writing down recipes at all to the nineteenth century. I love books like this. I love the history of dining, the ... Read full review

Contents

BEGINNINGS
13
The Renaissanceprinted cookbooks begin
27
Elizabethan Englandtreasures of the good
43
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