Lustables: Great Food Book Series

An entire book series devoted to centuries of food writing.

400 years of food writing in nine different books is enough to make any food lover go crazy. Penguin Book’s new Great Food series is a special collection exploring food writing through the ages. With works from Alexander Dumas and A.W. Chase, and cover designs that are just as much of a feast as the writing inside, it’s hard to go wrong.

This isn’t your average foodie writing packed full of cutting edge expressions and thoughts on emulsions. In these pages, printed on FSC certified paper, you will find great recipes like “Pigeon eye with spinage” (Recipes From the White Hart Inn, William Verrall, originally published 1759), and lines as good as, “Seeds must be gathered in fair weather, at the wane of the moon…” (The Well Kept Kitchen, Gervase Markham, originally published 1615).

Bon appetit!

Available from Penguin Books, $12 per title.

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Anna Brones

Anna Brones is a food + travel writer with a love for coffee and bikes. She is the author of The Culinary Cyclist and Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break. Catch her weekly column, Foodie Underground.