Eating Shakespeare

Eating Shakespeare : Recipes and More from the Bards Kitchen

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Shakespearean cookery for today's cook. "Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast." -- William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors Act iii, Sc. 1 Packed with recipes and winsome lore, Eating Shakespeare is a pleasure to be savoured by lovers of food and wine, literature and history. It mixes Elizabethan culinary anecdotes with recipes adapted for today's kitchen. To add to the fun, the original recipes appear right beside their delectable modern equivalents. You'll find Pottage of Cherries, Polonian Sausage, Pepper Gingerbread, Coddling Pies, and other gastronomic delights inspired by Shakespeare's time. A brilliant concoction of aroma, flavour, and colour, Eating Shakespeare is a must-read for anyone who aspires to feast in proper Elizabethan style. Novel in its focus and historical and humorous in its approach, the authors have produced a cookbook with recipes that are appealing and that work. More of what's inside: * Ingredients to stock your Elizabethan pantry * Recipes for soups, salads, stews, vegetable side dishes, meat and fish entrees, pies, tarts, puddings, gingerbread and other sweetmeats, as well as preserves, and beverages * Period table setting and dining customs * Inspired quotes, Shakespearean insults, and anecdotesshow more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 214 x 214 x 16mm | 557.92g
  • Pearson Canada, Toronto
  • Prentice-Hall (Canada)
  • Scarborough, Canada
  • 0130894524
  • 9780130894526

Table of contents

Chronology. Introduction. The Cooks and Their Recipes. 1. Soups, Stews, and Pottages. 2. Diverse Salads. 3. Flesh Days. 4. Good Roots, Good Worts. 5. Beasts for Sport and Table. 6. Fish Days. 7. Fine Fowl. 8. Pies, Tarts, and Pasties. 9. From the Dairy. 10. From the Frying Pan. 11. From the Orchard. 12. Sweet Endings. 13. To Slake the Thirst. Glossary. Bibliography. more

About Betty Zyvatkauskas

About the Authors Betty Zyvatkauskas is a travel writer, contributing regularly to The Globe and Mail and Toronto Life. She is the author of Great Getaways: The Best Day Trips in Southern Ontario and Naturally Ontario: Exploring the Wealth of Ontario's Wild Places. She comes from a family of chefs and has trained at George Brown College in the culinary arts. Sonia Zyvatkauskas is a Toronto freelance writer and community worker who has taught Media Writing at the School of Radio and Television, Ryerson Polytechnic University. She co-wrote the screenplay to the family film The Adventures of Young more

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