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    DescriptionHere are the feasts that really are fit for a king - or queen. This delightful book explores the history of royal dining from the bustling kitchens of the Middle Ages to the informal dinner parties of today. Susanne Groom, a former curator at Historic Royal Palaces, considers the diets of monarchs from Richard II to Elizabeth II, revealing the exotic beasts served at medieval courts, the 48-day picnic prepared for Henry VIII and Francois I of France at the Field of Cloth of Gold, the romantic suppers made for Charles II and his mistresses, Queen Victoria's love of nursery food, and the gluttonous appetite of Edward VII. We also learn about royal table manners, the earliest cookbooks, the hiring of flamboyant chefs and the intrigues of unscrupulous kitchen staff, the ever-changing health advice given to the sovereign, and the influence of royal diet on the average family fare. Full of lively anecdotes, colourful characters, rarely seen illustrations, and menus from state banquets, weddings, coronations and jubilees, At the King's Table is a treat for all culinary fans.

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    At the King's Table
    Royal Dining Through the Ages
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Susanne Groom, By (author) Heston Blumenthal
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 222 mm
    Height: 258 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 1,160 g
    ISBN 13: 9781858946139
    ISBN 10: 1858946131

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Abridged Dewey: 941
    B&T Approval Code: A40303000
    BISAC V2.8: CKB041000
    LC classification: DA
    BIC subject category V2: JFCV
    BISAC V2.8: CKB030000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14510
    B&T Approval Code: A97406000, A33800000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK
    DC23: 641.30086210941
    Illustrations note
    250 colour illustrations
    Merrell Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Merrell Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    15 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    SUSANNE GROOM is a consultant curator Historic Royal Palaces, London. She is the co-author of Kew Palace: The Official Illustrated History (Merrell, 2006). HESTON BLUMENTHAL is a chef and the owner of The Fat Duck, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Bray, Berkshire. He has presented several TV shows and is the author of numerous cookery books.
    Review quote
    Featured in the Telegraph's top 10 Christmas cookbooks, 2013 - THE TELEGRAPH MAGAZINE