Monday, August 1, 2016

Review: Victorian Preserves, Pickles, and Relishes: Authentic Treats, Recipes, and Customs from America's Bygone Era by Allison Kyle Leopold

Synopsis: A collection of vintage recipes, with helpful hints, bits of lore and history, and lots of pictures.

Review: This isn't a recipe book. It seems like it should be and it does contain recipes, but it's more for fun reading on the side and not actual cooking. You could follow the recipes if you wanted, but there are not as many as you'd think and several have not be translated into modern measurements and so would be difficult to reproduce.  It's also part of Leopold's Victorian Cupboard series, which gets moderate reviews. If you are a die-hard enthusiast of Victorian, this is probably for you - but anyone else - skip and get a real book on canning. You can look up the historical bits on Google.

Bookmarks: 6 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 0-517-58315-1
Year Published: 1992
Date Finished: 7-18-2016
Pages: 44

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