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Spices, Salts and Aromatics in the English Kitchen by Elizabeth David

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Notes about this book

  • FeastsandFestivals on June 22, 2012

    Wonderful book, scholarly introduction to the neglected English tradition of spiced food which stretches back to the time of the Crusades.

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Coriander mushrooms

    • chriscooks on November 01, 2015

      This is easy and excellent. I have been making it for decades. Have not used wild mushrooms but regular white ones are just fine.

  • Kubab chicken

    • chriscooks on August 01, 2011

      Ingredient list is wrong. This is an excellent dish. There is a similarity to tandoori foods in the spice mix but the result is completely different.

  • Chicken pot-roasted with fennel and ham

    • chriscooks on August 01, 2011

      A similar recipe is in Italian Food. Better with fresh than dried fennel stalks. Try using unsmoked SE US country ham. Needs a proper braising pot. Takes about 2 h to cook though the recipe says a shorter time.

    • KissTheCook on August 17, 2015

      P. 192. Take care not to overcook as I did with 4# chicken. Agree w/Chriscooks note about needing a more prominent-tasting ham and fresh fennel being better than dried. Did not use my Le Crueset pot (it's so dad-burned heavy...); perhaps this was reason enough for it being overdone.

  • Mild green tomato chutney

    • ania.s on December 15, 2010

      Simply the best green tomato chutney recipe ever. I add the vinegar all at once and it doesn't make any difference. Been making it for years and have not yet come across a better recipe.

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  • ISBN 10 0140467963
  • ISBN 13 9780140467963
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  • Published Sep 24 1987
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 280
  • Language English
  • Edition New edition
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint Penguin Books Ltd

Publishers Text

Elizabeth David presents a collection of English recipes using spices, salt and aromatics. The book includes dishes such as briskets and spiced beef, smoked fish, cured pork and sweet fruit pickles. An emphasis is placed on the influence of the Orient on the English kitchen.



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