I married a Texan and, as such, he’s hard-pressed to consider a meal a real meal unless there is meat somewhere in the midst of it. And bread, too…but that’s another Word of the Week.
Food, good meat roasted or boiled. A little kitchen physic will set him up; he has more need of a cook than a doctor.
I stumbled across a fun book that satisfies the home cook and Austenite in me: Cooking with Jane Austen (Feasting with Fiction). In it, author Kristin Olsen couples a quote from Emma and a related recipe. I love it.
And to make this recipe in the 21st Century:
I’m not including a recipe for applesauce. I figure we can use the Sauce recipe excerpted from the book above, Google a modern one for ourselves, or find our favorite brand at our local grocery store. If we are so inclined to roast our own stubble goose in the near future, that is.
- Slang term taken from the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.
- Grab your own copy of Cooking with Jane Austen, but be warned. It has one of those inexplicably and ridiculously high ebook prices attached to it. A search of ebay turns up many more sanely-priced copies.