Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine
By William Carew Hazlitt
Format: Global Grey edition
Pages (PDF): 122
Publication Date: 1886
Illustrations: Yes, a couple
Available formats: Global Grey PDF
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A mixture of a history of cookery books and some recipes. From the Introduction: ‘Man has been distinguished from other animals in various ways; but perhaps there is no particular in which he exhibits so marked a difference from the rest of creation — not even in the prehensile faculty resident in his hand — as in the objection to raw food, meat, and vegetables. He approximates to his inferior contemporaries only in the matter of fruit, salads, and oysters, not to mention wild-duck. He entertains no sympathy with the cannibal, who judges the flavour of his enemy improved by temporary commitment to a subterranean larder; yet, to be sure, he keeps his grouse and his venison till it approaches the condition of spoon-meat.’
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