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    The Curious Cookbook: Viper Soup, Badger Ham, Stewed Sparrows and 100 More Historic Recipes (Hardback) By (author) Peter Ross

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    DescriptionHistoric cookery books contain recipes that to the modern cook can appear quaint, bizarre, revolting or downright absurd. From the frugal to the fantastical, The Curious Cookbook contains some of the most unusual recipes from historical cookery books, from the Middle Ages to the Second World War, to present a positive gallimaufry of fabulous food and other oddities. Historic recipes such as these also provide fascinating insights into the social and economic context of the times. Each recipe is accompanied by an engaging commentary describing the background to the recipe and the writer, and charming contemporary illustrations are featured throughout. Examples of some of the recipes included: Coffins and chastletes (pies), garbage (animal entrails), porpoise with wheat porridge, spit-roasted milk, cowslip tart, a great swan pie, roasted peacock, turtle soup, parrot pie, curried kangaroo tails, invalid stew, mashed potato sandwich, Brussels sprouts mould

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    The Curious Cookbook
    Viper Soup, Badger Ham, Stewed Sparrows and 100 More Historic Recipes
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Ross
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 149 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 552 g
    ISBN 13: 9780712358637
    ISBN 10: 0712358633

    BIC E4L: FOO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.0
    BIC subject category V2: WBA
    Ingram Subject Code: AO
    BISAC V2.8: CKB041000
    BIC subject category V2: WQN
    BISAC V2.8: ANT005000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15810
    DC23: 641.5
    Thema V1.0: WBA, WQN
    Illustrations note
    35 colour and 35 black and white illustrations
    The British Library Publishing Division
    Imprint name
    The British Library Publishing Division
    Publication date
    01 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Peter Ross is the Principal Librarian at the Guildhall Library, London. He is in charge of historical cookery books, of which the Guildhall Library has the largest collection in any UK public library.