Uhtred’s Feast: Inside the World of The Last Kingdom

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Have you ever wanted to make an authentic Anglo-Saxon meal? But also have the convenience of a working toilet and good plumbing should things go horribly wrong? Well, you’re in luck with Uhtred’s Feast from bestselling author Bernard Cornwell with Suzanne Pollak.

The book begins with a wonderful introduction from Cornwell in “The Making of England,” as he provides a brief biography of how he got interested in medieval history and the steps that led to him writing the hugely bestselling Saxon Tales, made even more popular with the Last Kingdom Netflix TV series. The book then launches into the recipes with sections named “Home,” “Land and Water,” and “Storage.” Each section begins with a historical background, followed by pages of delicious recipes, and then a thrilling extract from one of Cornwell’s Saxon Tales books.

In the meat section, you can learn how to prepare cracklings, salt pork, and smoked pig’s head. In the garden section, there’s ale-glazed carrots, parsnip chips, and Saxon compote. In the dairy and bakery, learn how to make egg cake, barley flatbread and King Alfred’s Cakes. These represent just a small number of the numerous fascinating meals that will have you salivating as you read.

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Author Bernard Cornwell
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 288 pages
Publisher HarperCollins
Publish Date 14-Nov-2023
ISBN 9780063219366 Buy this Book
Issue November 2023
Category Historical Fiction