I'll Be with You in the Squeezing of a Lemon (Penguin 60s S.)

by Elizabeth David | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 014600020X Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 8/16/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, August 16, 2017
I got this slim little softcover from Better World Books. It contains writings and recipes excerpted from the works of author and food-writer David. I enjoyed the variety of settings and styles; there are gourmet meals and al fresco cobbled-together ones, family meals and individual experiences. And the recipes are mouth-watering! There's one for "Risotto alla Milanese" that recommends adding beef marrow to the dish - yum...

Some descriptions aren't quite as tempting: the one of a galantine of duck (effectively, the carefully-boned duck stuffed with other meats and turned into a "long fat sausage with the feet of the duck protruding at one end") struck me as more amusing-sounding than anything else - rather like the cartoon fate of Daffy Duck on a particularly bad day!

The recipe for poularde en vessie was interesting: it involved poaching a whole chicken in seasoned broth and inside a sealed pig's-bladder, effectively a pre-tech sous-vide.

For its small size this was very entertaining; I'll seek out more of the author's work.

Released 2 yrs ago (2/24/2018 UTC) at Massachusetts geocache (see notes for details) in -- Geocaches, Massachusetts USA


I left this book inside the Red, Orange, Blue, Green geocache in Cambridge MA, on my way in to a BookCrossing meetup. Hope the finder enjoys the book!

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*** Released for the 2018 Wine+Food Release Challenge. ***

Journal Entry 3 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, June 30, 2018
Interesting about the comparisons of measurements between the British and Americans. The nomenclature of the measurement is finally clarified from reading other British recipes. We agree with the previous reader about the duck recipe is not something we will try. Disgusting. The Lemon ice cream is definitely something to try. The plate rack on the stove bring back fond memories of a neighbor that would also put bread out to rise.

Will drop it off somewhere soon.

Journal Entry 4 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Westminster, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, February 24, 2019
Haven’t read this slim volume yet, but it looks intriguing. It will be fun to flip through. I found it at a geocache in Westminster and will drop it off to another one soon, after I read it. T

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