The Sensible Cook: Dutch Foodways in the Old and New World (New York State) (Hardcover)

The Sensible Cook: Dutch Foodways in the Old and New World (New York State) By Peter Rose (Editor), Peter Rose (Translator) Cover Image
By Peter Rose (Editor), Peter Rose (Translator)
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The most favored Dutch cookbook of the seventeenth century, The Sensible Cook (De Verstandige Kock) had a major impact on the foodways of the Dutch in the Netherlands and in their New World territories.

As a part of the larger work, The Pleasurable Country Life, The Sensible Cook records the foodways of rich middle-class households, the cooking methods and typical dishes they prepared, and the implements and ingredients they employed.

Often the recipes are surprisingly sophisticated. From braising a chicken with orange peel and cinnamon to stuffing pigeons with a mixture of parsley, ginger, sugar, butter, and raisins, many of the dishes are still appealing today. Peter G. Rose has, in fact, adapted some two dozen of the recipes for contemporary use--tempting dishes such as Shoemaker's Cake, a delicious combination of bread crumbs, butter, eggs, and stewed apples.

Handsomely illustrated with Dutch genre paintings, The Sensible Cook will interest cooks, food historians, students of social and cultural history, and the large number of Dutch descendants in America. Most important, this book will be welcomed by all who enjoy good food.

About the Author

Peter G. Rose is a food historian, consultant, lecturer, and author. She contributes a syndicated column on food and cooking for the New York-based Gannett newspapers.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780815602415
ISBN-10: 0815602413
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 1998
Pages: 168
Language: English
Series: New York State