Pride & Prejudice: Having a Ball

May 11, 2013 at 7:42 pm (entertainment, fashion, history, jane austen, news, research) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Act now to watch Amanda Vickery’s program Pride and Prejudice: Having a Ball.

Austen! Food! Dance! Music! Wonderfully informative.

You’ll even learn about White Soup.

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Austen-era Recipes

November 4, 2011 at 3:30 pm (entertainment, history, research, travel) (, , , , , )


Austen-Era Recipes

Or, as they would have called them, RECEIPTS.

You might care to share some fairly Authentic dish that you’ve adapted and find quite tasty — or that really-wacky-and-off-the-wall something served in the late 18th/early-19th century. English and American dishes, or other countries even (translations, please).

Martha Lloyd, the Austen’s friend and eventually sister-in-law to Cassandra when, in the late 1820s, Frank Austen married her, kept a receipt book that still exists.

A friend, who just returned from England spent some “quality time” at Ruthin Castle – all very atmospheric, from the sounds of it — including the food! I had lunch at a lovely Welsh Castle when I visited North Wales in 2005, with my father. Treated to a typical menu of the time period, it was different…

Here’s a dish (picture) from a prior post!

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