Jane Austen and Regency Era lovers everywhere are in for a fantastic treat with the upcoming release of Jane Austen’s Table: Recipes Inspired by the Works of Jane Austen written by Robert Tuesley Anderson. Featuring everything from breakfast to desserts, there is truly something for everyone in this delectable culinary adventure of more than 50 Austen and Regency era inspired meals.
Anderson does an excellent job of hitting every well-known character from Austen’s novels with recipes like Charles Bingley’s White Soup, Box Hill Picnic Pies, General Tilney’s Hot Chocolate, and Donwell Abbey Strawberry and Rose Delice. Additionally, it wouldn’t be a truly English cookbook if there weren’t a few options for preparing tea and the perfect treats to take on a picnic. Each recipe is accompanied with a small descriptive section on why Anderson selected the dish, its historical significance within the Regency era, and how it ties into the Austen world. This added element makes every dish preparation feel as if you are joined in the kitchen by Austen’s finest (and not so finest) characters while you cook!
Recipes extend beyond the characters of Austen’s writings however, also including meals that the Austen’s themselves would have eaten. A favorite element of this cookbook is the variety of dishes, whether you’re a seasoned cook or a bit estranged from your kitchen (like myself) there are many dishes for every skill level. Mrs. Cassandra Austen’s Scrambled Eggs are particularly delicious and easy to prepare with a prep and cook time of just 15 minutes (it took me, a kitchen novice, about 20 minutes).
This sumptuous array of dishes captures all the spirit and verve of Austen’s world and the Regency era. If you are a lover of Austen or Regency era England, this is definitely a must own book to add to your collection! Jane Austen’s Table: Recipes Inspired by the Works of Jane Austen will be available March 8.
More Regency Fun!
If Jane Austen’s Table: Recipes Inspired by the Works of Jane Austen sounds like your kind of book, you should also check out the upcoming word search puzzle book from Thunder Bay Press releasing March 28!
Jane Austen Word Search offers fans of Austen a way to revisit their favorite passages from her best-known novels. The puzzle book features more than 50 puzzles that include words drawn directly from the text. An enjoyable, relaxing activity whenever you want to daydream of grand balls and tea parties from Austen’s world.
Thunder Bay Press also has a selection of other Austen inspired titles already available for purchase!
Embroider the World of Jane Austen teaches the traditional art of embroidery in this Jane Austen-themed kit. There are no additional purchases needed as all the materials to make the two featured projects are included: 12 iron-on transfers, embroidery floss, 2 pieces of fabric, 2 pieces of calico backing, 2 needles, and a 6-inch bamboo hoop. This 64-page instruction book and full-color photos provide easy step-by-step directions to introduce fans of the Regency era to the popular activity of the era.
If you’ve been holding off on ordering a complete collection of Austen’s works then look no further than the beautifully bound collection: The Complete Word Cloud Classics: Jane Austen. This elegant, colorful collection includes Austen’s acclaimed novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, and Northanger Abbey. Readers will be enchanted by these stories and the decorative books in this set, which include specially designed spines and custom endpapers!