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The Resource The epicure's almanack : eating and drinking in Regency London : the original 1815 guidebook, Ralph Rylance ; edited by Janet Ing Freeman

The epicure's almanack : eating and drinking in Regency London : the original 1815 guidebook, Ralph Rylance ; edited by Janet Ing Freeman

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The epicure's almanack : eating and drinking in Regency London : the original 1815 guidebook
Title
The epicure's almanack
Title remainder
eating and drinking in Regency London : the original 1815 guidebook
Statement of responsibility
Ralph Rylance ; edited by Janet Ing Freeman
Title variation
The epicure's almanac
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The epicure's almanack of 1815 was the first British 'good food guide,' designed to point the reader toward places in and around London where he might 'dine well, and to the best advantage,' whatever his budget. Working alone and on foot, Ralph Rylance visited and described some 650 establishments, ranging from City chop houses, ancient coaching inns, and London's first Indian restaurant, to humble tripe shops and oyster rooms, dockyard taverns, and village pubs. He concluded his tour with a comprehensive account of London's markets, a catalogue of merchants stocking everything from anchovy sauce to kitchen ranges, and an 'alimentary calendar' directing both cooks and diners to the best seasonal ingredients. Annual updates were promised, but never appeared: a publishing failure in its own time, the Almanack was neither continued nor reprinted, and two years after publication all unsold copies were destroyed. The present edition is designed to make this engaging and informative text more readily available, and to provide a commentary on the book and its author, and on the wider topic of eating and drinking in London at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The extensive notes to the main text include brief histories of the principal establishments mentioned, whenever possible making use of contemporary notices and advertisements, and details from a contemporary map of London allow the reader to follow in Ralph Rylance's footsteps as he explores the city's streets"--Front flap of book jkt
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rylance, Ralph
Dewey number
914.210486
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TX910.G7
LC item number
R95 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Freeman, Janet Ing
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Restaurants
  • Food habits
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The epicure's almanack : eating and drinking in Regency London : the original 1815 guidebook, Ralph Rylance ; edited by Janet Ing Freeman
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The Epicure's almanack and its author -- In and around London -- Where to eat, when, and with whom -- Eating, drinking, cooking, ane marketing
Control code
ocn805288085
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
liii, 313 p.
Isbn
9780712358613
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2012398478
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)805288085
Label
The epicure's almanack : eating and drinking in Regency London : the original 1815 guidebook, Ralph Rylance ; edited by Janet Ing Freeman
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The Epicure's almanack and its author -- In and around London -- Where to eat, when, and with whom -- Eating, drinking, cooking, ane marketing
Control code
ocn805288085
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
liii, 313 p.
Isbn
9780712358613
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2012398478
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)805288085

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