First Catch Your Hare: The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy

This book is, quite simply, the most important English cookery book of the eighteenth century, defining for many the food and dining customs of the Georgian era. 

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No. of Pages 128
Dimensions 0.9 x 18.1 x 11.1cm
Fabric & material Paperback
SKU 02087571

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Hannah Glasse was a remarkable woman. She was not a professional cook; rather her expertise was in dressmaking and mercery. Even if her recipes are often filched from other people's books, she certainly puts her own gloss on many of them, and there is a definite authorial voice to the text as a whole. This facsimile edition is particularly significant both in its attitudes to the influence of French cookery on the English middle classes, and in its reflection of the roles of mistress and servant in the running of an urban household. Its recipes are often successful and still capable of reproduction.