2 Books On Feasts In History - 'fabulous Feasts' + 'charlemagne's Tablecloth'
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2 Books On Feasts In History - 'fabulous Feasts' + 'charlemagne's Tablecloth':
2 Books On Feasts In History.
A high school English teacher I once had told us his Ph.D thesis was about feast scenes in Shakespeare. I thought it was a little weird at the time but since then I have come to realize how important celebration feasts are. From wedding receptions to state dinners, feasts are still very much part of our lives. It is interesting that we have an historical record of feasts to compare and contrast what we do today.
Fabulous Feasts: Medieval Cookery and Ceremony by Madeleine Pelner Cosman © 1976,isbn 0-8076-0898-x, published by George Braziller
No notes or highlighting, light crease on spine, light overall wear, good reference book
The first two thirds of the book describe various aspects of food preparation and social aspects of feasts in medieval Europe, with numerous illustrations. The last third of the book contains recipes of the times that are easy to follow today.
The Library of Congress lists the topics for this book asFood habits - Europe - HistoryCookery, European - HistoryCivilization, Medieval
"What did people who lived during the Middle Ages eat? How did they eat? Dr. Cosman proves just how endlessly intriguing the answers to these questions are in this fascinating exploration of medieval food habits in service, table manners, menu, and courtly magnificence. Also provided are tempting recipes for the modern-day host and hostess who would like to delight their guests with a medieval feast."Charlemagne's Tablecloth: A piquant History of Feasting by Nichola Fletcher © 2004, this paperback printed in 2005 by Orion Books, isbn 0-75381-974-0, published in Great Britain
No notes or highlighting, pages are lightly tanned, spine is lightly creased, full of color and black and white pictures, cover has shelf wear, good reading copy
"Nichola Fletcher has made a captivating selection of feasts which includes some dramatic failures as well as the dazzling successes. From a humble meal of potatoes provided by an angel, to the extravagance of the high medieval and Renaissance, to the exquisites refinement of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, Charlemagne's Tablecloth covers them all. This is an eclectic collection of feasts from the flamboyant to the eccentric and sometimes just the touchingly ordinary."From a smoke free and pet free home
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