The perfect gift for literary cooks – a little book with a fascinating quotation from Shakespeare on one page, matched to a tempting recipe on the next.
Fascinating quotations from Shakespeare relating to food are complemented on the facing page by a simple but succulent recipe. All recipes are workable, if concise! Many of the recipes have a sixteenth-century English flavour.
The book is divided into sections, each based on a quotation, such as Cakes and Ale, Food for Midas, Golden Fruit, Meat Sweet Savor’d.
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Domenica de Rosa is very familiar with Shakespeare’s works, as her ability to quote at length at the drop of a hat testifies! She edited The Little Book of Shakespeare, as well as commissioning and editing the prize-winning BBC Shakespeare on CD-ROM series. She also has a great interest in food, together with a bank of family recipes which are used in this book.From the Back Cover:
'"Strive mightily but eat and drink as friends" The Taming of the Shrew'
Shakespeare thought that music was the food of love – but what did he have for breakfast? Was it all cakes and ale, or was there some toil and trouble as well? Find out in this unique collection of Shakespeare's thoughts about food – each one with its own delicious recipe.
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Book Description Trafalgar Square, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 000711317X