Fannie's Last Supper

Fannie's Last Supper

Re-creating One Amazing Meal From Fannie Farmer's 1896 Cookbook

eBook - 2010
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In this culinary and historical adventure, Kimball, founder of Cook's Illustrated and host of the PBS series America's Test Kitchen, hosts a Victorian dinner based on the recipes of Fannie Farmer, author of The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book, which was first published in 1896.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781401396299
1401396291
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 260 p., [16] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive Inc

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GingerKaren
Mar 25, 2011

I am always intrigued by the debris of history rather than the well worn stories of historical giants and this book suits my fancy in every way. Part epicurean record and part ghost of dinners past this records the everyday aspect (aspic?) of the strange world of Victorian eating and drinking habits. While trying to preserve the factual twelve course dinner and serve it to modern audiences, Chris Kimball overcomes a battle with a wood burning stove, forgetting that a calve's head needs to be de-brained (I knew that!) and multiple fancy jellies. Whew!

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