The master cook who worked in the noble kitchens of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries had to be both practical and knowledgeable. His apprenticeship acquainted him with a range of culinary skills and a wide repertoire of seasonal dishes, but he was also required to understand the inherent qualities of the foodstuffs he handled, as determined by contemporary medical theories, and to know the lean-day strictures of the Church. Research in original manuscript sources makes this a fascinating and authoritative study where little hard fact had previously existed.
A learn-to-cook book for everyone, whether you are a complete beginner in the kitchen or you want to advance your skills. Enrolment in Cookery School is simple – buy the book and work your way through each chapter. Containing over 100 recipes and skills covering all the techniques you need to master along the way, the book is made up of five chapters: Starters, Fish, Meat, Puddings and Super Advanced. Each week on Cookery School, the students will master recipes from each of these areas, and you can cook along with them using the book. The recipes are ordered from Basic through to Intermediate and on to the most challenging Advanced level. All the dishes are aspirational, even the most basic ones, from Griddled Leeks with a Honey and Mustard Dressing, to Pan-fried Beef with Tarragon and Chervil Sauce and Baked Beetroot or Clam Chowder with Mini Garlic Bread Loaves, these are dishes that you will be proud to cook for your family and friends, for everyday or special occasions.
First published in 1909. This unabridged reprint makes it possible, for the first time since the original edition of ninety years ago, to cook from, read and enjoy Lady Clark's great book. Lady Clark began her cookery notebooks in the 1840s and kept on with them until her death in the late 19th century. This valuable collection of recipes, with variations, shows us what food was eaten during that time and is a particularly stimulating source book for anyone interested in cooking. Introduction by Geraldene Holt.
John Farley, formerly principal cook at the London Tavern, designed his 1811 ""The London Art of Cookery..."" to be a complete source of recipes and cooking information for housewives and domestic servants. Containing ""every elegant and plain preparation in improved modern cookery -- Pickling, potting, salting, collaring, and sousing -- The whole art of confectionary, and making of jellies, jams, and creams, and ices -- The preparation of sugars, candying, and preserving -- Made wines, cordial-waters, and malt-liquors -- Bills of fare for each month -- Wood-cuts, illustrative of trussing, carving, &c,"" as well as preparations for meats, vegetables, and soups, this work is a complete reference full of recipes that would easily be adapted to today's kitchen.
An 18th Century cookery book modeled after and taken from those of the timeperiod. This book is a compilation and compendium of cookery recipes (receipts), etiquette, terms, utensil and equipment definitions, descriptions of how to take tea, carve, what to eat during Lent, how to take care of someone sick, etc.