Monday, November 16, 2015

November Classic of the Month: The Cook's Oracle

In spirit of the holidays and in preparation of holiday meals, Cosimo is thrilled to present The Cook's Oracle by William Kitchiner as it's November classic of the month. 

This newly released edition of The Cook's Oracle is an exact replica of Dr. Kitchiner's original book first published in 1829. A bestseller in its day, Kitchiner's fundamentals of 19th-century cookery cover every essential meal and topping to any feast, from meat & fish to puddings & pies, including many of his favorite recipes. Interestingly enough, he toured with a moveable taste cabinet -- a folding cupboard stocked with his unique mustards and sauces. And, unlike most food writers of the era, he whipped up the recipes himself, carried out the dreaded after-dinner clean up, and did all his own housework. A marvelous culinary artifact of 19th-century cookery, this book is certain to delight both social historians and food-lovers alike. 

About the Author:

William Kitchiner M.D. was an optician, inventor of telescopes, amateur musician and exceptional cook. His name was a household word during the 19th century, and his Cook's Oracle was a bestseller in England and America. 

The Cook's Oracle is available in Paperback  on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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