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The Resource Dinner with Dickens : recipes inspired by the life and work of Charles Dickens, Pen Vogler

Dinner with Dickens : recipes inspired by the life and work of Charles Dickens, Pen Vogler

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Dinner with Dickens : recipes inspired by the life and work of Charles Dickens
Title
Dinner with Dickens
Title remainder
recipes inspired by the life and work of Charles Dickens
Statement of responsibility
Pen Vogler
Title variation
Recipes inspired by the life and work of Charles Dickens
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Recipes and menus from the novels and the household of Charles Dickens, one of the world's favourite authors. Dinner with Dickens celebrates the food of Victorian England by recreating dishes the author wrote about with such gusto, and enjoyed in real life. Food in the novels not only creates character and comedy, but is also a means of highlighting social issues. A grand wedding breakfast skewers ostentation in a wealthy household. A bread-and-butter tea conjures honesty and companionship. The gruel given to hungry children exposes a cruel and unjust regime. The characters who throng Dickens novels are forever offering one another punch or seed biscuits; arranging a nice little supper of pickled salmon, salad and tea; showing concern with a roast fowl; or sisterly love with a painstakingly made beefsteak pudding. And, of course, there is the great feast of Christmas, celebrated in glorious style even by the impoverished Cratchits. At home, Dickens' wife Catherine helped him entertain, and published (under a pseudonym) her own book, What Shall We Have for Dinner?, with pages of menus or bills of fare for different sizes of party and the changing seasons. In Dinner with Dickens, Pen Vogler has fully updated recipes from contemporary Victorian cookbooks, including Catherine's own book. Clear instructions enable you to recreate mutton stuffed with oysters, Betsey Prig's Twopenny Salad, Dickens' own recipe for punch, and the Dickens family's Twelfth Cake. In addition there are features on topics such as Dickens Abroad, Shopping for Food, and Eating Out, with fascinating insights into housekeeping, entertaining, and social history."--
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Vogler, Pen
Dewey number
641.5942
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TX717
LC item number
.V64 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Dickens, Charles
  • Cooking, English
  • Cooking, English
  • Literary cookbooks
Target audience
adult
Label
Dinner with Dickens : recipes inspired by the life and work of Charles Dickens, Pen Vogler
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1008958804
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9781782494492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1008958804
Label
Dinner with Dickens : recipes inspired by the life and work of Charles Dickens, Pen Vogler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1008958804
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9781782494492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1008958804

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