[Sca-cooks] Menus

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Thu Aug 20 09:28:13 PDT 2009

Speaking of menus, this volume has appeared:
Menus from History: Historic Meals and Recipes for Every Day of the Year
by Janet Clarkson.

    * *Hardcover:* 1008 pages
    * *Publisher:* Greenwood (July 14, 2009)
    * *Language:* English
    * *ISBN-10:* 0313349304
    * *ISBN-13:* 978-0313349300

Cost: $195.00

http://www.greenwood.com/catalog/GR4930.aspx  says:

" Description: /Menus from History: Historic Meals and Recipes for Every
Day of the Year/ offers a fascinating exploration of dining history
through historic menus from more than 35 countries. Ranging from
discussion of a Roman banquet in A.D. 70 to a meal for former South
African President Nelson Mandela in the 1990s, the menus offer students
and general readers a thoroughly delightful way to learn more about
events and the cultures in which they occurred. Royal feasts, soldier
grub, shipboard and spaceship meals, and state dinners are just some of
the occasions discussed.
Arranged chronologically, each entry covers a day of the year and
provides a menu from a significant meal that took place. An entry begins
with the name, location, and date of the event, plus a brief explanation
of its significance. Next comes the menu, followed by an analysis and,
where possible, several recipes from the menu.
*Title Features:*

    * Day-by-day essays with menus and recipes help students become a
      part of history
    * 50 period illustrations and halftones complement the text
    * A glossary of food terms and names of dishes will prove
      indispensable to readers and researchers
    * Numerous sidebars offer charming details about the meals presented

About the Author: *Janet Clarkson* is a culinary historian and columnist
in Australia. Her food blog is The Old Foodie.

And that blog is located at:


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