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The Accomplisht Cook free pdf The Accomplisht Cook was first published in 1660 and this is a facsimile of the 1685 edition. Robert May was cook to the aristocracy of Royalist England- born in the year of the Armada- trained by his own father, then by powerful patrons in Paris- before apprenticeship in London with the cook to the Star Chamber. In the course of a long life, working almost exclusively for fellow Catholics and Royalists, he absorbed all the most fashionable tendencies at large in the kitchens of England. 'By its sheer size and comprehensive scope Robert May's book eclipsed its predecessors,' writes Alan Davidson in his foreword. Here is the most complete portrait of English cooking as it was when Charles II was restored to the throne, as well as before 'the unhappy and cruel disturbances' of the Civil War, in 'those golden days of peace and hospitality,' as the author puts it, 'when you enjoyed your own.' This edition has an excellent biographical introduction by Marcus Bell, revealing new facts about Robert May's life, a graceful foreword by Alan Davidson and a full glossary of contemporary terms. This new reprint of Prospect's edition of 2000 is part of the series 'The English Kitchen' and sits alongside and in similar format to other works, ancient and modern, on the history of English cookery.

About Robert May

Robert May was born in Buckinghamshire, England, in 1588. At age ten, he was sent to Paris by Lady Dormer where he trained for five years to become a chef. He then served his apprenticship in London. He then worked for several country estates, thirteen household of minor English nobility. He wrote The Accomplisht Cook after the civil war, amd this book is known for its focus on potages or soups.

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Author : Robert May
Publisher : Prospect Books
Data Published : 14 February 2012
ISBN : 1903018714
EAN : 9781903018712
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 544 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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