Thanks, Kim. I'm betting Maryellen will love this
detailed look into that book. I enjoyed peeking at your facebook page and
was led further into a link to Forks over knives. Really appreciate
On Sun, Jan 4, 2015 at 12:59 PM, Kim Rogers <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I have the book Steve mentions--Twain's Feast: Searching for America's =
> Lost Foods in the Footsteps of Samuel Clemens. And while there aren't =
> specific recipes included that originated from Twain exactly, the author =
> Andrew Beahrs, uses the fantasy menu of favorite American foods dreamed =
> up by Twain while on a European tour after he'd grown sick of hotel =
> =46rom Twain's list of 80-some dishes, Bears selects eight regional =
> specialities and goes on a drive-about the country in search of them: =
> possum and raccoon, trout at Lake Tahoe, oysters and mussels in San =
> Francisco, terrapin in Philadelphia, sheep-head and croakers in New =
> Orleans, cranberries, and maple syrup.=20
> Sprinkled throughout the book, Beahrs includes recipes or directions =
> from experts and/or cookbooks of the times. Here's one entitled, "To =
> Make Cranberry Tarts" from Hannah Glasse, The Art of Cookery Made Plain =
> and Easy, 1805.
> To one pound of four three quarters of a pound of butter, then stew your =
> cranberry's [sic] to a jelly, putting good brown sugar in to sweeten =
> them, strain the cranberry's and then put them in your patty pans for =
> baking in a moderate oven for half an hour.
> Let me know if you have any questions.
> Kim Steutermann Rogers
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> On Jan 3, 2015, at 11:31 AM, Stephen Railton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Arianne--There's a book called Twain's Feast, by Andrew Beahrs, you=20
> > should look into. Steve Railton
> > On 1/3/2015 3:50 PM, Arianne wrote:
> >> One of my friends is also a Mark Twain enthusiast. Once she did
> >> research to prepare a meal of Mark Twain's favorites in honor of
> >> a local Mark Twain impressionist who scared us by a too long pause =
> when he
> >> entertained us after dinner.
> >> She and her husband were with me when we met Kevin and Pegge in =
> >> several years ago. Her book, "Lost Restaurants of Sacramento and =
> >> Recipes" is enjoying a long run on Amazon written by Maryellen Burns =
> >> her brother Keith.
> >> But recently, somewhere, she saw a reference to Mark Twain recipes.
> >> Neither of us knows if there are any. Do you know if in any of his =
> >> actual recipes appear?
> >> Thanks for any help.
Arianne Laidlaw A '58