Queen Anne Goes to the Kitchen
Author: Episcopal Church Women of All Saints Par
For those who enjoy reading cookbooks as much as using them, this delightful tidewater cookbook will be an elegant feast. Its serendipitous blend of recipes both historic and modern was created in Centreville, Maryland, in the country named for Queen Anne, the eighteenth-century British monarch.
Over the years, the fields and woods of Queen Anne's County have produced the makings for saddle of venison, roast partridge, and rabbit pie, while the waterways leading to the Chesapeake Bay have yielded shellfish, geese, ducks, and terrapin that inspired hundreds of recipes. Bakers will appreciate the abundant bread recipes, from the colonists' johnnycake to today's flavorful orange kuchen rolls. Cakes, desserts, cookies, and pastries are aswirl in eggs, cream, and butter, and feature chocolate, nuts, rum, and ladyfingers, as well as tangy apples, sweet cherries, and luscious peaches.
Queen Anne Goes to the Kitchen was a regional winner in the 1994 Tabasco Community Cookbook Competition. It is a must for cookbook collectors and an invitation for all to explore the culinary tradition that has made tidewater Maryland "the land of pleasant living".
Drinking with Dickens
Author: Cedric Charles Dickens
There are vivid and memorable drinking scenes in all of Charles Dickens' works, and this book abounds in excerpts from the novels and in recipes for the drinks consumed in them.