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4.40  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  3 reviews
... 'tis very fine, but where d'ye sleep, or where d'ye dine? Blenheim Palace was still being built when this verse was composed in 1714. The author - possibly Alexander Pope or Jonathan Swift - was attacking the grandiloquent baroque style of architecture which placed dining rooms far from kitchens, making food stone cold before it even reached the table. The question pos ...more
Hardcover, 348 pages
Published November 4th 1993 by National Trust
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Tim
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As the title says, ' A History of Cooking and Eating ' using National Trust properties for some of the illustrations.
A hugh selection of drawings, paintings, etc., accompany a comprehensive text that includes menus and recipes for relevant dates.
Something of a colossal piece of work and well worth the £30 list price, although I paid a fraction of that from a charity shop.

A little grumble at Goodreads.
Please make correct title entries.
National Trust should appear as the 1st part of the title.
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Martine Bailey
Oct 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A truly amazing resource of historic recipes, facts and illustrations. If only the National Trust still created such high quality publications.
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