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Dinner with Mr Darcy: Recipes inspired by the novels and letters of Jane Austen | Pen Vogler
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Food is an important theme in Jane Austen's novels - it is used as a commodity for showing off, as a way of showing kindliness among neighbors, as part of the dynamics of family life, and-of course-for comic effect. Dinner with Mr Darcy takes authentic recipes from the period, inspired by the food that features in Austen's novels and letters, and adapts them for contemporary cooks. The text is interwoven throughout with quotes from the novels, and feature spreads cover some of the key themes of food and eating in Austen’s time, including table arrangements, kitchens and gardens, changing mealtimes, and servants and service. Whether you are hoping to beguile a single gentleman in possession of a substantial fortune, or you just want to have your own version of the picnic on Box Hill in Emma, you will find fully updated recipes using easily available ingredients to help you recreate the dishes and dining experiences of Jane Austen's characters and their contemporaries.
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This is a collection of recipes inspired by the novels and letters of Jane Austen, adapted by the author into contemporary versions. A few friends got together to celebrate all things Regency, Romance, and with comestibles selected from the book recently, and we cooked Bath Buns, Herb Pie, Spiced Mushrooms, Venison (substituted with beef) in White Wine, Buttered Apple Tart, and my contribution, Mrs Austen‘s Pudding. ⬇️

erzascarletbookgasm We even played a Regency Quiz! All great fun, even if we‘re all masked up when not eating! Recipes rating 6/10 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm Also tagging #PemberLittens who may be interested in the book. @sprainedbrain 12mo
Ruthiella Oh my! That all looks delicious! 😋 12mo
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sprainedbrain Oh how fun! I definitely need this book. 😉 12mo
Deblovestoread Sounds like a lovely time! 12mo
suvata Looks amazing 12mo
MaureenMc This sounds so amazing! 12mo
batsy That sounds like a great time! 💕 12mo
LeahBergen How wonderful! 12mo
Reggie This sounds and looks amazing! 12mo
BiblioLitten How lovely! 💕 11mo
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Both books are pretty and nice. Tea with Jane Austen seems to be a smaller version of 'Dinner', with the same recipes, only the ones involved with 'tea' being picked up. #PemberLittens

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I found my Mr Darcy cookbook, it wasn‘t packed! 🙌🏽🙌🏽

And just in time to look up the white 🥣 mentioned in Chapter 11, apparently a creamy chicken soup that is a highlight of ball suppers. This recipe uses veal bones, a boiling fowl with giblets, ham, and anchovies. #PemberLittens

MicrobeMom Interesting! I always assumed it was a white bean soup. Anchovies? 🤷‍♀️ 2y
alisiakae @MicrobeMom I have no idea if this is a regency era recipe, or just inspired by the regency era, but when I looked it up white soup is described as a creamy chicken soup. I wondered at the anchovies too, and if they were hard to come by in England at that time. 2y
Lcsmcat I found a recipe online, adapted from a period cookbook. See my post from yesterday. It has all the ingredients you mentioned, and sugared almonds! 2y
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I‘ve just realized I packed my Dinner With Mr Darcy book along with my other cookbooks. NOOOO!! 😫#PemberLittens

tracey38 Oh no! 2y
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So I just realized this book has a chapter for each Austen novel. I‘m diving in immediately!

Thanks to @JenlovesJT47 whose post reminded me I also have some Austen themed recipes!


JenlovesJT47 Ooh I‘m going to have to add this to my Austenesque TBR! 🤓 3y
DebinHawaii This one looks good. I have this one: 3y
alisiakae @DebinHawaii That one looks good too! I received this one in the #JaneAustenSwap a while back. @JenlovesJT47 my Austenesque tbr is growing by leaps and bounds lately! 3y
JenlovesJT47 Same!! I‘m trying to read one a week but there are so many to choose from!! 😱 3y
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These recipes are inspired by Jane Austen‘s letters + novels. Many of the recipes are reworkings from cookbooks from that time. For each section, she includes excepts from Austen‘s letters/novels.

This is a lovely cookbook with a cloth cover, thick matte pages, + numerous color photos. There are informative two pages descriptions on things like mealtimes (General Tilney), servants, table arrangements. The best recipes are the deserts and breads.

CoffeeCatsBooks Also, when I was ordering this, it looked like the publisher is putting out a new blue hardcover edition, so I am not sure if that one will also have the cloth cover. 3y
Andrew65 Sounds great but likely to make you hungry. 😂 3y
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CoffeeCatsBooks @Andrew65 I might be eating a snack right now 😉 3y
MrBook Very cool!😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Clwojick 6pt
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These Cherries 🍒 en Chemise are inspired by the dried cherries Mrs. Jennings offers the broken hearted Marianne.


CoffeeCatsBooks @SilversReviews The desserts 🍨 looked especially good in this. 3y
SilversReviews @CoffeeCatsBooks They look DELICIOUS!! 3y
Crazeedi Omg these look amazing!💞 3y
Clwojick Yummm! 1 pt. 3y
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These are Baked Compote Apples. The Bates‘ twice-baked apples 🍎 would have been left for 2-3 nights in a baker‘s cooling brick oven, but these can be made in a conventional oven.

#NFNov #LitsyPartyof1 #24B4Monday #MrBook1inaMillion

Andrew65 Loved Baked apples! (edited) 3y
CoffeeCatsBooks @SilversReviews @andrew65 These look pretty but actually pretty easy to do. 3y
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Chrissyreadit How do they taste? 3y
CoffeeCatsBooks @Chrissyreadit Oh these aren‘t mine! 😂 I just mean the recipe is super easy. 3y
youneverarrived Mmm they look lovely 3y
Chrissyreadit 🤣😆😂 I need to know if I need this book! 3y
Megabooks Those look amazing!!! 3y
MrBook Oooh! 😳😋 3y
Clwojick 1 pt 3y
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A cookbook based on the works of #janeausten ? Yes please. Combines my two best loves of books and food.
Which got me to thinking, what book you love would make for a terrible recipe book?.
The fall of the soufflé of Usher? The Tell-tale Tart? Fear and Lemoncake in Las Vegas? Of Mice and Meringues? Let me know your tasty offerings ?.

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Wow!!! 😍😍😍 @Avanders you have really spoiled me. I love all the books selections....the Choose Your Own Adventure looks so fun.👍🏻😃 That cup!! 😂👨🏻‍⚖️👰🏻🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️ Mr Darcy will fit right in with my other Austen funkos! I can‘t wait to try out the cookbook and tea, and when I bought those socks for my swap partner, I almost got a pair for myself (but didn‘t)! And I can‘t wait to #audiocolor! Thank you so much for everything!!

vkois88 Omg that cup is too much!! 😂😂😂 I'm dying over here... 5y
CoffeeCatsBooks Lol, that tumbler!! 😂 5y
alisiakae @CoffeeCatsBooks Tumbler!!! Thank you for using that word because my pre-caffeine mind was drawing a blank on what it was called. 😂😂😂 5y
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sprainedbrain Wow! What an awesome bunch of gifts! Not sure if I love the tumbler or the funko more. 😍 5y
alisiakae Forgot to add the #JaneAustenSwap tag! 5y
wanderinglynn That tumbler is awesome! 👍🏻😀 5y
Jen_Reads The tumbler is amazing! 5y
theresidentromantic That Tumbler might be the best thing I've seen all day! 5y
MarriedtoMrT The tumbler! 😂 5y
JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 gotta love that tumbler! What excellent boiled potatoes 😅😅😅 5y
batsy Great gifts, and that tumbler is just perfect 😂 5y
mabell I love everything!! Such lovely selections! ❤️❤️ The socks! The books! And of course the tumbler! 😂 5y
Avanders Yay I'm glad you like everything!! It was so fun shopping for you!! 👏🏽👏🏽❣️❣️ 5y
heikemarie I got the cookbook too - I am so excited! 5y
alisiakae @sprainedbrain I feel so spoiled! @Avanders I feel like you were inside my brain and picked all of my favorite things. 🤣🤣 @heikemarie Me too! 5y
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First book purchase here! I‘ve been wanting this book for a long time, but was never willing to part with $24. Found this copy brand new for €4.99!

#bookhaul #teaandtattle

RadicalReader @EvieBee I absolutely adore the cover of the book so gorgeously stunning 5y
Miss_Kim That‘s so cute! 💕📖💕 5y
wanderinglynn What a fantastic deal! And I too love the cover. ❤️📚 5y
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rubyslippersreads How cute! I had just commented on the cute German version @Sarah83 has in her Jane Austen collection. ❤️ 5y
MelAnn Another “LetsGetNaked gorgeous book cover!!! Awesome deal to find! 5y
Sarah83 Me too. @rubyslippersreads I got my edition for about four euros some time ago. 😘💖😂 5y
rubyslippersreads @Sarah83 @EvieBee The funny thing is, I can't cook. Mr. Darcy would have to make me dinner! 😂 5y
EvieBee @RadicalReader @Miss_Kim @wanderinglynn Thank you so much! So many good deals here! 🤓♥️ 5y
EvieBee @rubyslippersreads @sarah83 That is too funny! 😆 5y
EvieBee @MelAnn I am loving these naked books! 💚 5y
EvieBee @rubyslippersreads @sarah83 Me too! Well at least not these fancy dishes! But these pictures are nice to look at. 🤓 5y
MelAnn I love them, too! I meant to hashtag that not quote lol #letsgetnaked 5y
Sarah83 So true 🤗 5y
JaclynW Great deal! So pretty! 5y
JaclynW @EvieBee So cool! I need to find these! 5y
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Still forgot some. Now I really showed all the books I own. 🙈 #janeaustenswap @LeahBergen

Dragon Love ❤️ Mr Darcy 5y
LeahBergen The World of Jane Austen looks good. 👍🏻 5y
rubyslippersreads Oops! I forgot that I have that Making of P&P book! 😄 Dinner mit Mr. Darcy looks so cute. 5y
Sarah83 @LeahBergen do you want to have a look inside? 5y
Sarah83 @rubyslippersreads as I said, I was wondering, that I still found more books about Jane Austen. 🙈 5y
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This is a great collection of fun recipes based on and inspired by the works of the great Jane Austen.

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Kein Samstag ohne ein paar Bücher 😍 Bei meiner Lieblingsbuchkette waren heute wieder Bücher reduziert. 😉

No Saturday without book shopping. 😍 At my favourite bookshop (not an indie one) there were books reduce. 😉 @Kalalalatja Do you see which book I bought because you mentioned it? 😉

Kalalalatja I recognise the Christmas one! It is such a lovely edition 😍 6y
Sarah83 @Kalalalatja I saw it and it remember me to you. 😉 6y
Suzze Love the mug! 6y
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