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Sherlock Holmes Victorian Cookbook: Favourite Recipes of the Great Detective & Dr. Watson
William Bonnell (au); Willy Brand (in). Holmes bustled through London when fog thickened under gas lamps, hansom cabs clattered over cobblestones, bright coal fires burned & Victorians dined on a great variety of food. His repasts ranged from dishes prepared by his landlady to more elegant fare at a table at Simpson’s-in-the-Strand. Here are recipes representative of the era for fans of both Holmes & good food. They have been culled from such sources as Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Mgmt. & the compend. of Cookery & Reliable Recipes first pub. in 1890, & adapted for modern tastes. Each of the 80 recipes is accompanied by an excerpt from a Holmes mystery & fascinating lore about the food & Victorian times. Illus.
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