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Feasting with the Ancestors: Cooking Through the Ages




Feasting with the Ancestors by Oswald Rivera
* Publisher: Sutton (January 2004)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0750938366
* ISBN-13: 978-0750938365
* Hardcover: 277 pages
* Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches
* Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces


The Overview:

Any book which starts with a recipe for Esau’s Mess of Potage and ends
with a 1950s Rich Chocolate Cake is well worth a look! The other 108
recipes range through history and geography, so you can find Roman
sauce, medieval European vegetables, American Indian Pudding, Middle
Eastern feasts, Mrs Beeton’s Economical Beef a la Mode and 1920s Italian
Fettucine Alfredo. An informative and delicious tour – and the recipes
actually look like they could be managed in a modern kitchen!


Editorial Reviews:

Oswald Riviera accomplished his mission to cook his way through history. With a unique blend of fact-based storytelling and recipes that range from pigeon stew to Victory Pudding. The Pharaoh’s Feast invites history to the dinner table, giving readers a taste of our culinary heritage. It has a decidedly universal appeal, with recipes from the United States, China, Europe, India, the Middle East and South America. Both recipes and stories are an eclectic mix of the obscure and the familiar, from Esau’s biblical Mess of Potage to Irma Rambauer’s Classic meat loaf. Drawing on written records from the fifth century BC onward, Riviera, a veteran cookbook author, simply and as accurately as possible recreates ingredient lists and recipes so that every reader can prepare historic delights.



About the Author:
Oswald Riviera lives in New York City and is the author of Fire and Rain (a novel) and Puerto Rican Cuisine in America