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The Cornucopia By Judith Herman

The Cornucopia
by Judith Herman

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A collection of recipes that ranges from a 1598 recipe for four and twenty blackbirds baked into a pie, to an exquisite 1653 Izaak Walton recipe for stuffed pike, to an 1898 formula for a drink improbably named the Bosom Caresser (sherry, brandy, sugar, an egg yolk, and a pinch of cayenne pepper), and more.
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The Cornucopia Summary


The Cornucopia: Being a Kitchen Entertainment and Cookbook Containing Good Reading and Good Cookery from More Than 500 Years of Recipes, Food Lore, Etc. as Conceived and Expounded by the Great Chefs & Gourmets of the Old and New Worlds Between the Years 1390 and 1899 by Judith Herman

"The Cornucopia", published to wide acclaim in 1973, is an exquisitely annotated collection of five centuries of European and American culture as seen through the eyes of both the chef and the gourmet. Drawing on more than 150 sources, beginning with "The Forme of Cury" (1390), through to the 1890s and some of the most beautiful examples of culinary Victoriana, this richly good-humored book tumbles out a virtual treasury of food lore, commentary and opinion, custom and attitude, and more than three hundred delectable recipes, given in their original format. From a 1598 recipe for "four and twenty blackbirds baked into a pie", to an exquisite 1653 Izaak Walton recipe for stuffed pike, to an 1898 formula for a drink improbably named "the Bosom Caresser" (sherry, brandy, sugar, an egg yolk, and a pinch of cayenne pepper), this unique volume is all the food lover could ask for.

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The Cornucopia Reviews


"This is an exploration, curious and fascinated, by a couple of nosers-around in the vast, uncollected library of five centuries of the English printed word on food from 1390 to 1899. In the finished product the Hermans preserve not only the recipes but their original language, and a great deal of the lore they dug up in the course of their seeking."

About Judith Herman


Judith Herman and Marguerite Shalett Herman, the daughter-mother team that compiled this volume, tested more than a thousand recipes and gathered thousands of pieces of food lore from texts in the Huntington Library's rare book collections.

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The Cornucopia: Being a Kitchen Entertainment and Cookbook Containing Good Reading and Good Cookery from More Than 500 Years of Recipes, Food Lore, Etc. as Conceived and Expounded by the Great Chefs & Gourmets of the Old and New Worlds Between the Years 1390 and 1899 by Judith Herman
Judith Herman
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Huntington Library Press,US
2005-11-11
318
0873282132
9780873282130
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