Lobscouse & Spotted Dog: Which is a Gastronomic Companion to the Aubrey/Maturin Novels. Foreword by Patrick O'Brian. Naval Gastronomy, Anne C. Grossman, Lisa Grossman Thomas.

Lobscouse & Spotted Dog: Which is a Gastronomic Companion to the Aubrey/Maturin Novels. Foreword by Patrick O'Brian.

New York: Norton, 1997. First Printing of the First Edition. A Fine copy in a Fine clipped dust jacket. "Spotted Dog" is a kind of pudding and is also the favorite pudding of Jack Aubrey, the fictional creation of writer Patrick O'Brian. Aubrey's adventures as an officer of the British Navy--and those of his friend and ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin--during the tumultuous years of the Napoleonic Wars have been masterfully detailed in O'Brian's many novels; now Anne Chotzinoff Grossman and her daughter, Lisa Grossman, take readers on a culinary adventure through the kitchens and cuisine of the early 19th century. Since food figures prominently in O'Brian's novels, his fans will already be familiar with such names as Skillygalee, Drowned Baby, Soused Hog's Face, and Jam Roly-Poly, but they may wonder exactly what those dishes are. Lobscouse and Spotted Dog makes it all clear: Skillygalee, for example, is oatmeal gruel, while Drowned Baby is similar to Spotted Dog, only without the currants and eggs. And Spotted Dog is...? You'll find the recipe in the Grossmans' book, along with excerpts from the Aubrey/Maturin novels and many other authentic 19th-century dishes to test your sense of adventure, your culinary prowess, and possibly your waistline. Lobscouse and Spotted Dog is more than a cookbook--it's a window into the past, and a delightful gastronomic companion to the novels of Patrick O'Brian. Item #21465
ISBN: 0393045595

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Price: $125.00