At the Kings Table ( epub / Pdf ) Author Susanne Groom


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At the Kings Table

The intrigues of unscrupulous kitchen staff the ever changing health advice given to the sovereign and the influence of royal diet on the average family fare Full of lively anecdotes colourful characters rarely seen illustrations and menus from state banuets weddings coronations and jubilees Kings ueens Cooks and Kitchens is a treat for all culinary fa. What I love about At the King s Table Royal Dining through the Ages are all the wonderful color illustrations It s chock full of great images accompanying the text The book starts off in medieval England and finishes in present day England I think this book is definitely geared towards the British or for those who are definitely into British history because it s assumed you know a lot about British history I have a general sense of English history and cursory knowledge of Scottish history but I constantly confuse certain monarchs I mean I just can t get my head around all the James and Charles especially when it s James I and James IV of Scotland and England and it s the same person I have The Complete Illustrated Guide to the Kings ueens of Britain which I love namely because it has highly illustrated but it s a great introduction to monarchy It s written from the beginning of time to the present and it features the major and minor players of British history So I think it s a great companion piece because I was constantly looking up who certain kings were

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Here are the feasts that really are fit for a king or ueen This delightful book explores the history of royal dining from the bustling kitchens of the Middle Ages to the informal dinner parties of today Susanne Groom a curator at Historic Royal Palaces considers the diets of monarchs from Richard II to Elizabeth II revealing the exotic beasts served at. Even though this book was a gift and I probably would not have picked it up or probably even stumbled across it if left to my own devices Foreword by Heston Blumenthal captured my attention right away I imagine anybody who s done Heston Blumenthal s batshit flip the steak every 15 seconds thing would react the same wayThis book is great It provides a fascinating account of how the dining habits of British monarchs evolved from ridiculously plethoric French menus of disgusting gluttonous excess excess which I think speaking as a Chinese person I can speak of with some expertise to reasonable consumption of locally and sustainably sourced foods including vegetables Part of the reason the book reads so uickly is the wealth of pictures There are a ton of art prints photographs of items hope you like grand salt cellars because there are a shitload and candid photos of royalty Groom also takes care to note that the modern the monarchy the it hobnobs and relates to its constituents notably the royal family using ration books along with everybody else during the war shortage There are also a lot of fun little anecdotes about various monarchs like how Charles I nearly escaped his prison except that he got too fat to fit through the bars of the window not a spoiler because Heston Blumenthal did it first in his foreword Or how Henrietta Maria was given the gift of a pie boy not a spoiler because of how abstruse that sentence is I was even provided with the origin of the abomination that is coronation chicken one of the most vile concoctions I ve ever had the displeasure of having in my mouth and now I know who to blame for its existenceThe only major issues I have with this book are probably unfair Clearly this book is meant for Britons our monarchs this country or at least anglophiles familiar with English history There were several times when I had to consult either Wikipedia or the boyfriend Sometimes bothMe Why was Charles I executedHim ponders how to digest for American girlfriend He lost the civil warMe Oh ok Rushes to Wikipedia to look up English Civil Wars sees words like Parliamentarian and Glorious Revolution and decides another book may be in orderThere s also an assumption of familiarity with Middle English and a general working knowledge of which monarch ruled for how long and what cool shit that monarch did For example we skipped William IV George V Edward VIII and George VI entirely The only reason I knew who Henrietta Maria was is because my goddamn Catholic state is named after herThis book is a worthwhile read for anybody who likes that bizarre cross section of food writing and history but I caution anybody who picks it up to get cozy with British history first because otherwise there is a depth to the information that goes decidedly lacking

Susanne Groom ✓ 8 Read

Medieval courts the 48 day picnic prepared for Henry VIII and François I of France at the Field of Cloth of Gold the romantic suppers made for Charles II and his mistresses ueen Victoria’s love of nursery food and the gluttonous appetite of Edward VII We also learn about royal table manners the earliest cookbooks the hiring of flamboyant chefs and. As I am fascinated by British Royalty and food history this seemed like a very appropriate topic for me to read It gives a history of royal dining from the time of Richard II in the mid 14th century to the present day As far as styles of cooking goes there was a lot of French influence on the British court depending on whether or not they were at war with the French at that time The earlier courts pretty much up until King George II had prodigious appetites then there was a lull during the reign of Mad King George III due to his illness and his wife s pickiness The banueting picked up again during George IV s reign as he was a prodigious eater followed by a lull during the Victorian era due to Victoria and Albert s strict upbringing of their children and renewed again by their son Edward VI He was a lover of all things French and it was during the Edwardian era that the French style of cooking really came into prominence in Great Britain Once you get into modern times the World Wars effectively put an end to the multiple course menus I loved all the illustrations in the book which really set the stage for the history Highly recommended 5 stars


5 thoughts on “At the Kings Table

  1. says:

    Even though this book was a gift and I probably would not have picked it up or probably even stumbled across it if left to my own devices Foreword by Heston Blumenthal captured my attention right away I imagine anybody who's done Heston Blumenthal's batshit flip the steak every 15 seconds thing would react the same wayThis book is great It

  2. says:

    As I am fascinated by British Royalty and food history this seemed like a very appropriate topic for me to read It gives a history of royal dini

  3. says:

    What I love about At the King's Table Royal Dining through the Ages are all the wonderful color illustrations It's chock full of great images accompanying the text The book starts off in medieval England and finishes in present day England I think this book is definitely geared towards the British or for those who are definitely into British history because it's assumed you know a lot about British history I have a general sense o

  4. says:

    I'm ever so grateful for libraries when I check out a book like this An interesting book that looks at the royal table and

  5. says:

    The title is different on the actual book

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