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Is There a Nutmeg in the House? Elizabeth David

Is There a Nutmeg in the House? By Elizabeth David

Is There a Nutmeg in the House? by Elizabeth David


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Summary

Characterized by the author's passion for food - its history, myriad possibilities and role in civilized society, this book contains a selection of her journalistic and occasional writing as well as material from her files, letters and notes.

Is There a Nutmeg in the House? Summary

Is There a Nutmeg in the House? by Elizabeth David

A direct sequel to bestselling AN OMLETTE AND A GLASS OF WINE, this anthology contains a selection of Elizabeth David's journalistic and occasional writing as well as material from her files, letters and notes, none of which has appeared in any of her nine previous books. This book is characterized by her famous elegance and wit, and, of course, her passion for food: its history, myriad possibilities and role in civilized society. 'The Blessed Elizabeth David holds a unique position in therecent history of British gastronomy. Her real skill is in her narrative and this compilation provides many examples of what she is best recognized for.' Alastair Little in the Evening Standard

Is There a Nutmeg in the House? Reviews

'The Blessed Elizabeth David holds a unique position in the recent history of British gastronomy. Her real skill is in her narrative and this compilation provides many examples of what she is best recognized for.' Alastair Little in the Evening Standard

About Elizabeth David

Elizabeth David was acknowledged as the best and most
scholarly food writer of her time, and even today is
considered by most to be without peer. She died in 1992.

Table of Contents

Kitchens and their cooks; Elizabeth David's "dream" kitchen; how publishers like to have their cake and eat it; Scoff Gaffe. Socks and soups - the Oxo story, taking stock, the making of broths and stocks, recipes; yoghurt; salads and first courses - summer greenery, leaf salads, crudit?s, recipes; vegetables - garlic presses are utterly useless, tians, le rouge et le noir, Erbaggi Mantovani - vegetables of Mantua, home cooking, the great English aphrodisiac, recipes; herbs and spices - the besprinkling of a rosemary branch, herbs, fresh and dried? green pepper berries, is there a nutmeg in the house? recipes, relishes of the Renaissance, Italian fruit mustards, a true gentlewoman's delight; eggs - quiche Lorraine, hand-made mayonnaise, poached eggs, recipes; one William Verral; pasta and rice - edible maccheroni, do not despair over rice, how versatile is risotto? recipes; letter to George Elliot; Mistress Margaret Dods; fish -kedgeree, recipes; tow cooks, letter to Jack Andre and John Flint; meat - Christmas in France, untraditional Christmas food, recipes; John Nott; poultry and game -what to do with a bird? recipes; Alexis Soyer.

Additional information

GOR001463239
9780140292909
014029290X
Is There a Nutmeg in the House? by Elizabeth David
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2001-10-25
336
N/A
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