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Rhubarbia: Recipes for Rhubarb (English Kitchen)

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From its home in the northern climes of Asia – Mongolia, Siberia and the foothills of the Himalayas – rhubarb came first to Europe in classical times as a dried root with medicinal qualities. Thus was it was initially proposed to a British public. ‘It purifieth the bloud and makes yong wenches look faire and cherry-like, says Gerard in his Herbal in 1597. It wasnt until the 18th century that the fruit or vegetable was introduced to English tables. Mary Prior has undertaken an extensive search through earlier literature and presents here a commentated repertoire of every sort of rhubarb recipe. Whether with meat or fish, vegetables, as a pudding in its own right, as a jam or in chutney: all sorts of bright ideas are explained. Given that it is one of the few plants that every gardener can manage to harvest – slug-proof, drought-proof, flood-proof, the lot – that delectable tartness and fresh, roseate pink can ornament the tables of rich man and poor.

About the Author

Mary Prior is an historian who divides her time between Oxford and the Shetland Islands. Previously, she has published a history of the river-folk of Oxford. This is her first cookery book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781903018613
Author:
Prior, Mary
Publisher:
Prospect Books (UK)
Subject:
History
Subject:
Specific Ingredients - Fruit
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Historical Food and Cooking
Subject:
Fruit
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
English Kitchen
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 in 7 oz

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Cooking and Food » By Ingredient » Fruit
Cooking and Food » By Ingredient » Fruits and Vegetables
Cooking and Food » By Ingredient » Vegetables General
Cooking and Food » Reference and Etiquette » Historical Food and Cooking
Humanities » Philosophy » General
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