Entries Tagged as 'Europe'

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Coronation Chicken for this year’s Diamond Jubilee luncheons

  Rosemary Hume’s poached chicken in a creamy curry mayonnaise sauce is the most popular dish being served at this year’s Diamond Jubilee luncheons. Hume, of London’s Cordon Bleu School of Cookery first served the dish at Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation lunch in 1953. She included the recipe in The Constance Spry Cookery Book in […]

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Soyer’s Culinary Campaign, part 3

Bookbinders Jack and John Papuchyan restored Soyer’s Culinary Campaign for me. After resewing the page block and inserting it into a new binding, replacing the endpapers with “new” endpapers that are actually old endpapers (contemporary to the book), and covering the new binding with the original cloth, cleaned and restored, the book reads comfortably and […]

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Soyer’s Culinary Campaign, part 2

I launched my business in 1989 while working at Bond Street Books (Book Castle, Inc.) in Burbank, Calif. After four years of growing the business, I made the pivotal purchase of Helen Brown’s cook books. Although I began to catalogue and sell the collection immediately in order to make the monthly payments I’d agreed upon […]

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Soyer’s Culinary Campaign, part 1

I’m starting to work on the listing for a rare book that I purchased; as part of a group of food-related books, from the cookery book collection of the late Helen Evans Brown.

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

The Forme of Cury(e) goes virtual

The BBC reports that John Rylands University Library of University of Manchester is currently in the process of digitizing a group of early English manscripts from their collection for viewing over the internet. Included is the The Forme of Cury: A Roll Of Ancient English Cookery Compiled about A.D. 1390 by the Master Cooks of […]