The english and australian cookery book

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the english and australian cookery book

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Abbott, Edward. The English and Australian cookery book : cookery for the many, as well as for the upper ten thousand London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, Citations are automatically generated and may require some modification to conform to exact standards. Copies Direct supplies reproductions of collection material for a fee. This service is offered by the National Library of Australia. You may order a copy or use the online copy for research or study; for other uses Contact us.
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There's nothing like a roasted echidna for breakfast on a mountaintop in Tasmania, especially when you've been out hunting kangaroos for two days. Well, that's according to Edward Abbott, who records the anecdote told to him by a foodie friend in The English and Australian Cookery Book, published in

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The author, who listed himself only by the initials "E. Abbott was the son of a Canadian-born military officer, posted from NSW to Hobart in to become deputy judge advocate. He lost much of his wealth, and years of his prime, to an epic legal battle with colonial authorities over a rescinded land grant. Eccentric, he is said to have been the first person to try to raise thylacine cubs now extinct , his writing suggests he was something of an early Australian nationalist. Shortly before his death in , Abbott sent his will to son Frederick, one of his four children, along with an apology of sorts.

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Updated November 20, A colonial-era cookbook featuring recipes like battered kangaroo brains deep fried in emu oil and roasted wombat has been republished years after it was written by a Tasmanian gentleman farmer. Co-publisher Bernard Lloyd said most of the dishes in the cookbook, considered to be Australia's first, had a distinctly Australian flavour. His father was a judge, he moved to Tasmania in his teenage years. It was in the final years of his life that Mr Abbott turned his mind to publishing Australia's first cookery book.

Octavo, two volumes, xxxii, , xii advertisements pages plus 4 colour plates, and , [3] pages with numerous illustrations. The first Australian cookery book, and a worthy one at that. Edward Abbott , was born in Sydney, but went to live in Hobart in when his father took up the post of deputy-judge-advocate. Although he was variously a newspaper proprietor, a pastoralist and a politician, it is with this book that he makes his claim to fame. It was a gastronomic miscellany of "the modern cookery of the mother country and the colonies", and of Continental and Hebrew cookery. Recipes included "kangaroo steamer" and "slippery bob", a dish of battered kangaroo brains fried in emu fat. In scope and style the book was somewhat idiosyncratic, as in its use of the arcane expression "aristology" coined by Thomas Walker in London in to describe the art of dining and its extensive selection of "appropriate quotations and racy extracts"' Australian Dictionary of Biography.

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  1. The English and Australian Cookery Book is considered to be the first Australian cookbook. Published in London in , the full title of the first edition reads.

  2. Title: The English and Australian cookery book: cookery for the many, as well as for the upper ten thousand / by an Australian aristologist. Call Number: SR.

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