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Brinestain and Biscuit: Recipes and Rules for Royal Navy Cooks By Edward Hampshire

Brinestain and Biscuit: Recipes and Rules for Royal Navy Cooks by Edward Hampshire

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Features recipes chosen from the "Royal Navy's Manual of Cookery" (1930). This work contains recipes that include 'Patriotic pudding' or 'Queen Bess pudding', 'Mock Turtle soup', 'Canary pudding', 'sheep's head broth' and 'beef tea with egg' or 'brown stew'.

Brinestain and Biscuit: Recipes and Rules for Royal Navy Cooks Summary

Brinestain and Biscuit: Recipes and Rules for Royal Navy Cooks by Edward Hampshire

Climb aboard one of His Majesty's ships, circa 1930, pull up the gangplank, and prepare to experience galley life at sea. Enjoy the arcane practices, no-nonsense instructions, and a wealth of period recipes from an era when the map was painted red and 'empire builders' were not just a pair of shorts. A compendium of carefully chosen excerpts from the "Royal Navy's Manual of Cookery" (1930), this book will sweep you back to a world of kidney, kedgeree and proper puddings. In this work, learn how to avoid the dangers of 'bone taint' and 'fly-blown meat', and discover what to do with a 'steam chest' and how to work an 'Aldershot oven'.Once equipped with the right kind of know-how from the Miss Jean Brodie of ship's cookery, you will be in tip-top shape to delve into the recipes on offer - from the simple yet gargantuan (sausages for 500 men: take 125 lbs of sausages, fry in lard, add 'brown gravy') to the relatively small-scale and refined, you will get an insight into just how His Majesty's sailors lived and ate. And it was more varied than you might imagine, so they were not always stuck between a rock cake and a hard biscuit. There are the dishes to stir the heart ('Patriotic pudding' or 'Queen Bess pudding'), the nautically exotic ('Mock Turtle soup', 'Canary pudding'), the down-to-earth way with offal ('faggots and peas', 'sheep's head broth') and the faintly scary 'beef tea with egg' or 'brown stew'. There are even salads (well, a few). All in all, for a cook's-eye view of Navy life, this book takes the biscuit.

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GOR001141205
9781905615094
1905615094
Brinestain and Biscuit: Recipes and Rules for Royal Navy Cooks by Edward Hampshire
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2006-10-31
96
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