Wednesday, 11 July 2012
The Food Timeline
A handy quick guide to food through history
Historic Cookbooks Online
Exactly what it says on the tin. Mainly English-language books from the UK and USA, but some other countries are represented too - particularly France.
The Inn at the Crossroads
Another food blog, which recreates meals from George R. R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' fantasy series, using both historic and modern recipes. Highly recommended!
The website of English chef Delia Smith.
The Tudor Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace
Original Tudor Kitchen run by an enthusiastic team which runs live historic cookery events on certain days.
Kew Palace Kitchens
A reconstructed Georgian Palace kitchen, run by the same team as Hampton Court, and also featuring historic cookery.
General Food History
Roy Strong, Feast: A History of Grand Eating, Random House: London, 2002.
Maggie Black, A Taste of History: 10 000 years of Food in Britain, British Museum Press: London, 1993.
Kate Colquhoun, Taste: The Story of Britain Through its Cooking, Bloomsbury: London, 2007.
Heston Blumenthal, Heston's Fantastical Feasts, Bloomsbury: London, 2010. (Not actually a history book, but takes inspiration from historical food, and has a great modern chef's perspective on historical eating.)
The Georgians and the Regency (1714-1830)
Venetia Murray, High Society: A Social History of the Regency Period, 1788-1830, Penguin Books Ltd: London, 1998.
Liza Picard, Dr Johnson's London: Everyday Life in London 1740-1770, Phoenix Press: London, 2000.
Glasse, Hannah. The Art of Cookery. London: 1774
Raffald, Elizabeth. The Experienced English Housekeeper. London: 1769
Kitchiner, William. Apicius Redivivus: or, The Cook's Oracle. London: 1817
Mollard, John. The Art of Cookery. London: 1802 2nd
The Victorians (1837-1901)
Francatelli, Charles Elme. The Modern Cook. London: 1846
Francatelli, Charles Elme, A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes, London: 1852 ed.
Soyer, Alexis. The Gastronomic Regenerator: A Simplified and Entirely New System of Cookery. London: 1847 4th ed
John Burnett, Plenty & Want: A Social History of Food in England from 1815 to the Present Day, 3rd ed., Routledge: London, 1989.
Liza Picard, Victorian London: The Life of a City 1840-1870, Orion Books: London, 2005.
Sheila Hardy, The Real Mrs Beeton: The Story of Eliza Acton, The History Press: Stroud, 2011.
Mrs Beeton's Cookery Book, Ward, Lock & Co., Limited: London and Melbourne, 1914 ed.
Acton, Eliza. Modern Cookery, in all its branches. London: 1845 2d
Beeton, Isabella. The Book of Household Management... 1861