Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sallets Humbles and Shrewsbery Cakes or Quick and Easy Grilling

Sallets, Humbles and Shrewsbery Cakes

Author: Ruth Anne Beeb

A review of cluttered cookbook shelves reveals a surfeit of fetchingly illustrated, full-color books of contemporary cuisine, and a shocking lack of titles dealing with the real history of gastronomy. This compendium of Elizabethan recipes, gathered and annotated (and, we might add, carefully tested) by Ruth Anne Beebe is not only historically accurate (and in places downright fun) but also usable. For in addition to a rich selection of the transcribed original Elizabethan recipes, Beebe has provided modern formulations, including ingredients and measurements. And there is much more to this cuisine than the expected meat and Shepherd's pie; here is fascinating advice on how herbs were used to flavor and preserve, how ale was brewed, and how to "fry and egge as round as a ball." In addition to the recipes themselves, the book offers sample menus, a glossary, index, and a host of elegant and wonderfully evocative period woodcuts all printed in red.

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Quick and Easy Grilling: Over 100 Fast and Furious Timesaving Recipes

Author: Favorite Recipes Press

Grilling seems to bring out the best flavor in everything and it is not just for summer anymore! Bring the taste of warm weather to cold weather meals and go beyond burgers for new dishes that are sure to become family favorites. Quick & Easy Grilling offers elegant to easy recipes for any size gathering.

Friday, December 4, 2009

The Boys Beer Book or Seasonal Country Kitchen

The Boys' Beer Book

Author: Jonny Goodall

An entertaining and informative guide to choosing and buying beer, with inspired tips on how to find the one you want. Beer expert Jonathan Goodall breaks down the wide range of styles, strengths, and flavors in a straightforward way, with hilarious insight and witty observations throughout. He includes fool-proof advice on choosing for taste, information on beer and health, and even suggestions for matching beer with food. More than twenty contemporary illustrations help bring to life the key subjects.

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Seasonal Country Kitchen

Author: Nikki Rowan Kedg

Seasonal Country Kitchen is a classic British cookery book which reflects the changing face of the countryside, blending the old with the new. The authors have adapted tried and tested favorites by using new and lighter ingredients. Recipes are arranged by season and cover everything from picnics, informal parties and light lunches to grand dinner parties. The approach is informal, the recipes easy to prepare, and the food immensely appealing.