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In the mid-1990s, Chris Kimball moved into an 1859 Victorian townhouse on the South End of Boston and, as he became accustomed to the quirks and peculiarities of the house and...Read more

Fannie's Last Supper : Re-Creating One Amazing Meal from Fannie Farmer's 1896 Cookbook by Christopher Kimball (2010, Hardcover)

Author: Christopher Kimball | ISBN-10: 1401323227 | ISBN-13: 9781401323226

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In the mid-1990s, Chris Kimball moved into an 1859 Victorian townhouse on the South End of Boston and, as he became accustomed to the quirks and peculiarities of the house and neighborhood, he began to wonder what it was like to live and cook in that era. In particular, he became fascinated with Fannie Farmer's Boston Cooking-School Cook Book. Published in 1896, it was the best-selling cookbook of its age-full of odd, long-forgotten ingredients, fascinating details about how the recipes were concocted, and some truly amazing dishes (as well as some awful ones). In Fannie's Last Supper , Kimball describes the experience of re-creating one of Fannie Farmer's amazing menus: a twelve-course Christmas dinner that she served at the end of the century. Kimball immersed himself in composing twenty different recipes-including rissoles, Lobster � l'Am�ricaine, Roast Goose with Chestnut Stuffing and Jus, and Mandarin Cake-with all the inherent difficulties of sourcing unusual animal parts and mastering many now-forgotten techniques, including regulating the heat on a coal cookstove and boiling a calf's head without its turning to mush, all sans food processor or oven thermometer. Kimball's research leads to many hilarious scenes, bizarre tastings, and an incredible armchair experience for any reader interested in food and the Victorian era. Fannie's Last Supper includes the dishes from the dinner and revised and updated recipes from The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book. A culinary thriller. it offers a fresh look at something that most of us take for granted-the American table.

Kimball recreates an extravagant 12-course Christmas dinner taken from Fannie Farmer's "The Boston Cooking School Cookbook," published in 1896. The book ties in with a PBS special airing in November.


Product Identifiers
ISBN-101401323227
ISBN-139781401323226

Key Details
AuthorChristopher Kimball
Number Of Pages272 pages
FormatHardcover
Publication Date2010-10-05
LanguageEnglish
PublisherHyperion Press

Additional Details
Copyright Date2010
IllustratedYes

Dimensions
Weight18.6 Oz
Height0.8 In.
Width6.5 In.
Length9.5 In.

Target Audience
GroupTrade
Age Range18

Classification Method
LCCN2010-007877
LC Classification NumberTX737.K52 2010

eBay Product ID: EPID102877755
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