Fooles and Fricassees Food in Shakespeare's England
- List Price: $26.95
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr
- Publish date: 01/01/2000
People today assume that the diet of Shakespeare and his contemporaries was limited and rather dull. This book demonstrates, however, that 16th-century Englishmen were familiar with a wide range of foodstuffs and seasonings and had strong opinions about the flavor and quality of what they ate.
Fooles and Fricassees provides a glimpse into gardens, kitchens, butteries, and cellars of the past. It contains a fascinating array of manuscript and printed materials documenting not only what people ate but where the food came from, how it was grown, preserved, seasoned, and served, and what people believed about various foods' benefits to their health. Included in full is a transcription of Sarah Longe's "Receipt Booke" compiled around 1610.
Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited
Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that'll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.
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White illus. wraps; 128 pp.; Profusely illustrated in bw. Accompanied the
White illus. wraps; 128 pp.; Profusely illustrated in bw. Accompanied the exhibition of the same name held at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, which featured books, writings, and items related to food in Shakespeare's England; Includes recipes transcribed from a book of the time.