Kettner's Book of the Table: A Manual of Cookery -- Practical, Theoretical, Historical (The Kegan Pa

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Fashionable restaurants for public dining in the grand manner were a Victorian innovation, and in London there were few to rival that of Auguste Kettner, formerly chef to Napoleon III, who opened his Soho establishment in 1867. Kettner's quickly became renowned for champagne, gaiety and gastronomic delights, attracting the custom of leading members of society, the stage and the literary world including King Edward VII and Oscar Wilde. In 1877, Kettner was persuaded to share the benefit of his skill and knowledge of cookery, and this delightful book is the result. Witty, worldly and wonderfully wise, it is a culinary A to Z - from absinthe to zest -- that embraces every Victorian speciality you might want to cook, eat or know about, embellished with anecdotes and gossip. There are recipes aplenty, given in the narrative style of the period, but this is much more than a cookbook -- it is an intimate look at late Victorian and Edwardian society life in its privileged heyday.

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Author
Ato Quayson
Binding
Hardcover
Dewey Decimal Number
641
EAN
9780710310842
ISBN
0710310846
Label
Kegan Paul
Languages
English
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$171.00
Manufacturer
Kegan Paul
Number Of Items
1
Number Of Pages
500
Product Group
Book
Product Type Name
ABIS_BOOK
Publication Date
2006-03-15
Publisher
Kegan Paul
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Kegan Paul
Title
Kettner's Book of the Table: A Manual of Cookery -- Practical, Theoretical, Historical (The Kegan Paul Library of Culinary History and Cookery)

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