[Sca-cooks] Good Book or No? The Banquet: Dining in the Great Courts of Late Renaissance Europe
johnnae at mac.com
Tue Aug 12 10:54:48 PDT 2008
Absolutely excellent author and book. He's a history professor with an
interest in food.
Just won the Jane Grigson award for his book Beans.
I described this book back on SCA Cooks in a forthcoming list
The second is The Banquet: Dining in the Great Courts of Late
Renaissance Europe by Ken Albala University of Illinois Press; 1st
edition (January 5, 2007)
It’s described by Barbara Wheaton as "The Banquet is the first book to
describe developments in the realm of courtly feasting on an
international scale. Few specialists in this field have so broad a
knowledge of the literature in so many languages, and few have read so
widely and thoughtfully. Intelligently written and original, this book
is a pleasure to read."
ISBN: 0252031334 $40.00
It's not a cookbook--- it's a history book about the place of the
banquet in the courts of Europe. If you have
any doubts about it, loan it in from your library first and read it.
Katheline van Weye wrote:
> I was asked about a book that I hadn't heard of called "The Banquet: Dining in the Great Courts of Late Renaissance Europe" by Ken Albala. I looked it up on Amazon but the review on there didn't give me a clue as to how knowledgeable the reviewer was in the area of food history.
> So to the excellent and knowledgeable cooks on this list, is this a good book or a bad one?
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