The Constance Spry Cookery Book

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Grub Street Publishers, Jan 19, 2014 - Cooking - 1069 pages
One of the all-time great cookbooks receives a lavish update and remains an essential resource and inspiration for cooks of all levels.
One of the greatest cookbooks of all time, The Constance Spry Cookery Book remains an essential kitchen bible: astonishingly informative, supremely practical, and constantly at-hand for countless home cooks and future top chefs for over fifty years. With over a thousand pages filled with recipes, cooking history, and miraculous tips, this indispensable resource has now been updated and elegantly redesigned with specially commissioned how-to line drawings.
Cooks of every level will find invaluable information on kitchen processes, soups and sauces, vegetables, meat, poultry, game, cold dishes, and pastry making. This timeless treasure is “a monument to ‘civilised living’ . . . If you can’t find a recipe for something anywhere else, it will be in Constance Spry” (The Guardian).
“Cookery is vast, detailed, and lovely. The purpose of the book was to take the knowledge of culinary professionals and write it in a form that British housewives could understand and use. It was, and it remains, the British cookery [and cooking] bible.” —Cooking by the Book

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Pièces Froides
Poultry and Game
Forcemeats Farces Stuffings
Devils Barbecues and Marinades
Cold Savoury Mousses Soufflés and Aspic XXV Milk and Cheese
Bread and Breadmaking

Root Vegetables
Green Vegetables
Flowers and Fruits
Vegetable Entrées Dressed Vegetables and Simple Luncheon Dishes XI Eggs and Savoury Soufflés
Rice Risottos Pilaffs and Curries
Pastas Pasta Dishes and Batters
Meat Beef Mutton and Lamb Pork Veal
Meat Les Abats
Pâtisserie Petits Fours Petits Gâteaux and Gros Gâteaux XXX Sweets Hot and Cold
Breakfast and
Garniture and Presentation of Food
Menus Parties and Food for Special Occasions
The Store Cupboard XXXVI The Kitchen
Modern Kitchen Appliances
Wines their Choice and Serving
Index International Conversion Tables

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Constance Spry was the subject of a major exhibition at London's Design Museum in 2004 and a fascinating biography in 2010.

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