The Accomplisht Cook

The Accomplisht Cook is a book of fantastical recipes first published in 1660, revealing the most fashionable tastes of the time.

Follow Robert May's recipe to impress the guests at your next dinner party, and make the Ladies skip and shreek. Simply set alight the gunpowder cannons on a pastry castle, pull an arrow from a claret-filled stag, throw eggshells of scented water at each other then release live frogs and birds from giant pies.

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No. of Pages 544
Dimensions 19 x 5.1 x 14cm
Fabric & material Paperback
SKU 02086672

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Product story

The Accomplisht Cook is by Robert May, cook to the aristocracy of Royalist England. Following training by his father and in Paris, he took an apprenticeship in London with the cook to the Star Chamber. He also worked for several country estates and thirteen households of minor English nobility. 

This extensive book is especially rich in recipes for potages or soups.

544 pages.