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Prairie Village, KS  66208
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"Take a turn...I assure you it's quite refreshing."
                 Pride and Prejudice
                       —Jane Austen


Dining with Jane Austen.
The history behind the author's favorite foods with recipes adapted from her family cookbooks.


The Most Authentic Jane Austen Food Book                  
Dining with Jane Austen is the only book based on two manuscript cookbooks from the Austen family circle. Read the 45 well-researched food history articles that make connections with food references in the author's letters and novels.

Recreate Jane Austen's favorite foods from her family recipes: Haricot Mutton, Orange Wine, Bath Buns, White Soup, and many other foods familiar to Jane Austen. Dining with Jane Austen follows the sequence of the author's life and letters, telling her life story through the foods on her plate.

Features recreations of the author's family recipes on family china photographed in family houses where Jane Austen lived and dined.  

  • 218 pages with 250 full color photographs and illustrations 
  • 45 well-researched food history articles
  • 75 recipes carefully adapted and thoroughly tested for modern kitchens
  • 25 images of historic manuscript cookbooks: Martha Lloyd's Household Book
    and The Knight Family Cookbook
  • 5 biographical sections: Steventon, Bath, Southampton, Chawton, Winchester
  • 2 introductory chapters: "Inviting Jane Austen to Dinner" and "Exploring Two Austen Family Cookbooks"
  • Photographed at Jane Austen's House Museum and Chawton House in Hampshire, UK

$34  plus $5 shipping within the US


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