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The Shakespeare cookbook

This illustrated cookbook offers a unique insight into what people were eating in Shakespeare's time, featuring 50 original menus and recipes from 16th and 17th century cookbooks, alongside food-related quotes from Shakespeare's canon
Print Book, English, 2012
British Museum Press, London, 2012
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
9780714123356, 0714123358
'Save me a piece of marchpane!' - Romeo and Juliet
'The dinner attends you' - Falstaff and friends
'I am a great eater of beef' - Twelfth night
'The funeral baked meats' - Hamlet
'Fail not our feast' - Macbeth
'Our sheep-shearing feast' - The Winter's tale
'An idle banquet' - King Henry VIII
Shakespeare's rivals
Food books of Shakespeare's time
Further reading
Quotations and references