A study of the traveling and eating habits of Americans on vacation during the Victorian period. Published 1992. 25 recipes, 74 research notes, 37 pages. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Soft cover, saddle-stitched. ISBN-13: 978-0-925117-67-0. ISBN-10: 0-925117-67-6.
Victorian Travel and Pleasures of the Table, by Patricia B. Mitchell, is a picnic to read. This book tells about the occasional wanderlust of the normally home-loving Victorian. Day-trip excursions (usually involving elaborate packed lunches), vacations to the “shore,” mountains, or a natural spring; and temporary moves to a summer abode, were a few of the ways the Victorians brought about a change of scenery. Read about these adventures in Victorian Travel and Pleasures of the Table. En route, and at the destinations, the affluent people of the late 1800's were sure to dine in style. Some of the dishes they savored included “Broiled River Shad,” “Royal Poinciana Pompano with Shrimp Stuffing,” “Mina's Muffins,” and “Ozark Pudding” — all found in Victorian Travel and Pleasures of the Table, along with 21 other recipes.
This book was entitled Victorian Vacation Recipe Book through its first three printings; and Footloose, Fancy, and Free: A Victorian Vacation Recipe Book through its fourth and fifth printings.
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Copyright © 1999–2012 Patricia B. Mitchell.