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Great Foods from Penguin

Packaged with exquisite designs taken from food-related items in the Victoria & Albert Museum, Penguin's Great Food series presents the finest in food writing from the last 400 years. Featured writers include the original domestic goddess, Hannah Glasse, MFK Fisher and his celebration of food as the heart of good living and Pellegrino Artusi, the capo di tutti capi of Italian cookery.

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A Little Dinner Before the Play
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Agnes Jekyll
 
Whether extolling the merits of a cheerful breakfast tray, conjuring up a winter picnic of figs and mulled wine, sharing delicious Tuscan recipes, or suggesting a last-minute pre-theatre dinner, this...
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The Chef at War
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Alexis Soyer
 
The flamboyant Frenchman Alexis Soyer was the most renowned chef in Victorian England. This title offers an account of his time at the front in the Crimean War, where he...
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The Joys of Excess
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Samuel Pepys
 
Features the selections from the author's diaries that provide a picture of the joys of over-indulgence - and the side-effects afterwards.
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Murder in the Kitchen
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Alice B. Toklas
 
A memoir-turned-cookbook that describes the author's life with partner Gertrude Stein and their famed Paris salon, which entertained the great avant-garde and literary figures of their day.
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From Absinthe to Zest: An Alphabet ...
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Alexandre Dumas
 
An encyclopaedic collection of ingredients, recipes and anecdotes, from Absinthe to Zest via cake, frogs' legs, oysters, Roquefort and vanilla. It includes recipes for bamboo pickle and strawberry omelette, advice...
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A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig & Other...
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Charles Lamb
 
Exploring the joys of food and also our complicated social relationship with it, this title describes eating, drinking and appetite.
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A Taste of the Sun
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Elizabeth David
 
A selection of food writings and recipes that embraces the richness of French and Italian cuisine, from earthy cassoulets to the simplest spaghetti.
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Notes from Madras
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A. R. Kenney-Herbert
 
Gives advice on re-creating French classics in the steaming heat; describes tiffin parties and cooking while at camp; and laments the declining popularity of curry in the Raj. The author...
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The Campaign for Domestic Happiness
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Isabella Beeton
 
Offers tips on selecting cuts of meat, throwing a grand party and hosting a dinner, giving suggestions on staff wages and the cost of each recipe. With such delicious English...
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The Elegant Economist
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Eliza Acton
 
Including such English classics as suet pudding, raspberry jam, lemonade and 'superlative mincemeat' as well as evocatively-named creations like 'Threadneedle Street Biscuits', 'Baron Liebig's Beef Gravy' and 'Apple Hedgehog', this...
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Recipes and Lessons from a Delicious...
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Alice L. Waters
 
Explores the simplest of dishes in the most delicious of ways, with fresh, sustainable ingredients a must, encouraging cooks to plant their own garden. From orange and olive salad to...
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Everlasting Syllabub and the Art of...
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Hannah Glasse; Agnes Jekyll
 
With recipes for rice pudding, beef rump, barbecued pork, trifle and even the first recipe in Britain for 'Curry the Indian way', as well as tips for choosing your ingredients...
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The Well-kept Kitchen
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Gervase Markham
 
Suitable for middle-class women who would share in household tasks with their servants in the kitchen, this book offers a glimpse of the way we lived, worked and ate 400...
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Love in a Dish and Other Pieces
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M. F. K. Fisher
 
Features culinary essays that combine recipes with anecdotes, reminiscences, cultural observations and storytelling.
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The Pleasures of the Table
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Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
 
Features writings that offer a hymn to the art of eating well.
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A Middle Eastern Feast
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Claudia Roden
 
Throughout the history of civilization, food has been more than simple necessity. In countless cultures, it has been livelihood, status symbol, entertainment - and passion. This title brings you the...
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