The Curious Cookbook


    Food & Drink

    The Curious Cookbook

    Viper Soup, Badger Ham, Stewed Sparrows and 100 More Historic Recipes

    Peter Ross

    British Library 2012

    Hardback 176pp Illustrated

    9780712358637   Product Code: 23016

    This collection of 90 unusual recipes from historical cookery books includes some extraordinary dishes, such as Artificial Asses' Milk Made with Bruised Snails (1747) and Porpoise with Wheat Porridge (1450). Recipes reveal a lot about their time, and here a perceptive commentary discusses their social and economic context. A foreword by Heston Blumenthal sheds light on the way our cuisine is constantly evolving in response to trends and new ingredients.

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