The Totally, Absolutely Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook: 80 Recipes from Edwardian England

The Totally Absolutely Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook Recipes from Edwardian England The PBS Masterpiece series Downton Abbey has taken the world by storm With eighty delicious recipes The Totally Absolutely Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook celebrates the phenomenal success of the

  • Title: The Totally, Absolutely Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook: 80 Recipes from Edwardian England
  • Author: Larry Edwards
  • ISBN: 9781628723168
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Paperback
  • The PBS Masterpiece series Downton Abbey has taken the world by storm With eighty delicious recipes, The Totally, Absolutely Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook celebrates the phenomenal success of the series and the culinary wonders enjoyed by the aristocracy in Edwardian England Starting with an elegant array of savory tea sandwiches and sweets from traditional high tea,The PBS Masterpiece series Downton Abbey has taken the world by storm With eighty delicious recipes, The Totally, Absolutely Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook celebrates the phenomenal success of the series and the culinary wonders enjoyed by the aristocracy in Edwardian England Starting with an elegant array of savory tea sandwiches and sweets from traditional high tea, this book guides you through dinner at the Edwardian table with its Infinite variety of breads Dinner Biscuits, Estate Oat Bread, Downton Dinner Rolls, and many Soups Majestic Potato Soup, Royal Cheddar Cheese Soup, and Stilton Chowder Side Dishes Asparagus in Cider Sauce, Baked Creamed Turnips, Shredded Spiced Brussels Sprouts, and Savory Caraway Cabbage Entr es Edwardian Leg of Lamb, Lobster Pudding, Oyster Roll, Leek Pie, Downton Pheasant Casserole, and Pork Loaf with Apples Dessert at the Abbey Lemon Cr me Souffl , Raspberries in Sherry Sabayon Sauce, Queen Victoria Rice Pudding, and Downton Abbey Honey CakeWith recipes adapted for the modern cook by Chef Larry Edwards, these dishes are as inspiring as they are easy to make.

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    1. Chef Larry Edwards recreates Edwardian recipes for the modern kitchen. He also provides some information on the history of the dish and how it would be served and when. He promises pictures, but there aren't any. Instead there are line drawings of period kitchen instruments and good stuffs. The author doesn't seem to know about the different types of English country homes because he refers to "the abbeys" all the time. I was hoping for a list of sources and period recipes in addition to modern r [...]

    2. Edited to correct typos. Because no matter the phone screen size, handheld devices are not conducive to writing or proofreading anything longer than a text.DNF at about 45%. Not very informative for historical details other than the most vague. Besides, I was really bored by it. I've no idea what this author's credentials are or where he found his so-called historical information. He's keen on making sure the reader knows he's a chef, although these days everyone with a YouTube cooking video mak [...]

    3. This was a disappointment. Reading through the book my comments aren't directed towards the quality of the recipes, which seem fine, but instead at the historical accuracy. The author did not do his research and it shows. All grand houses of the time period weren't "abbeys", in fact most weren't. High tea was the servants dinner - mutton, Yorkshire pudding, etc. The aristocracy had afternoon tea - sweets and savories. I doubt the historical accuracy of any of the information in the book and can [...]

    4. Formatting issues galoreThis is a marvelous cookbook. I haven't tried any recipes yet, but it seems that they would be mostly easily made with common ingredients. The problem is the Kindle formatting. I'm surprised the book was released as it is now. I have to give only three stars for that reason. Hopefully they update the book soon.

    5. Lots of great information. Fun read, if you like reading cookbooks with history. Recommend for anyone interested in how to cook from specific era.Will keep using for life.

    6. Excellent book on history of cooking during the period. I thought it was going to be a cookbook when I purchased it. I was traveling with my two grand children so I try not to read books that require too much concentration but, this was actually a special book. All of the recipes and chapters had a history of the food during the period as well as fantastic recipes. Spoiler alert! Lots of butter, eggs and rich dairy in most of the scrumptious cookie and cake recipes. I have not cooked in a while [...]

    7. Pleasantly surprised. Most of these are doable and sounded appetizing. I was surprised at just how simple these were but considering most foods came from the grounds of the estates, it's not surprising. Nice annecdotes and stories of the dish and how and who they were served to. The photos the author alluded to in the forward were conspicously absent. There were sketches of tools, containers, etc throughout the pages but no food pics. Maybe an editing oversight?? Great resource if you wanted to [...]

    8. Nice volume with interesting facts about the cooks and kitchens of that era. The old-fashioned pencil drawings are nice, but it would have been nicer to see some pictures of the actual food. It is hard to imagine what some of these dishes looked like when served in those elegant surroundings. Some of the recipes are way too labor intensive, but there are a few that I might actually try to make.

    9. Enjoy the recipes of high tea and breads and liked the fact that he did add some history to each section. I was disappointed that there a lack of photographs as promised. I am looking forward to trying a few of the high tea and bread recipes. I was hoping for more of the traditional Christmas recipes that they used in Downton Abbey and also with the Duchess at her house. Glad it is a library borrowed item.

    10. I'm a sucker for anything Downton. So I picked up this book based on the association with my favorite show alone. Is it just me or does the book reference pictures they don't actually exist? I found a number of the recipes somewhat unapproachable maybe they just didn't seem inviting because of the lack of pictures or my lack of familiarity with the cuisine of the period. But I still enjoyed skimming through the recipes nostalgic for episodes of one of the best shows ever.

    11. A nice companion to the television showEach recipe is accompanied with a description, cultural definition, gender, time of year, application and then a list of ingredients and substitutions if they were necessary and why. Exhaustive. The community would appreciate it most, but it's also a nice switch from most coffee table cookbooks.

    12. An interesting cook book of English dishes from the Edwardian era. Every recipe has a little history about ingredients and their use in Edwardian cooking, and it relates them to the popular series "Downton Abbey." Many of the recipes are simple and sound really good. The big shortcoming of this book is that there are no photos of the dishes.

    13. I love every description and recipe. The way the book is arranged and recipes laid out on the page is genius. Definitely a must buy!

    14. FunSo looking forward to cooking, baking and enjoying these dishes. Will so buy four other Downton Abbey recipe books. Love it

    15. Immediate turn-off when, in the introduction, the author keeps referring to "the abbeys." Clearly he knows nothing about English Country Houses.

    16. A fun short cookbook to read. This is mostly not the kind of food I want to eat, but I would use some of the recipes, especially those for breads, desserts, and cookies "biscuits".

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