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Food plays an important part in all of Jane Austen's works. Characters in her novels are marked as fashionable or not by what they choose to eat, how it's prepared and when it's served. In her letters, Jane records various meals and delicacies with an epicurean's enthusiasm as well as her typical sly wit.

Now you can discover Jane Austen's world in a whole new way with these authentic recipes drawn from the pages of Jane Austen's own writings. Cooking with Jane Austen and Friends brings the food of the Regency Era to life, converting period recipes into easy to follow instructions for the modern cook. Here you will find over forty dishes suitable for breakfast, dinner, dessert, teas and weddings, as well as ideas for hosting your own Regency dinner, card party or tea.

With recipes ranging from Jane Austen's Breakfast Toast to Elizabeth Bennet's Light, Bright and Sparkling Lemonade, Mrs. Elton's Rout Cakes and Mrs. Weston's Wedding Cake, you'll be set for any occasion and ready to rival Mrs. Bennet's "good table" or two or three of Mr. Darcy's French cooks at least.

Cooking with Jane Austen and Friends was printed by Trail Publishing for the Jane Austen Centre. It is available from the Centre's Bath giftshop, as well as online from The Jane Austen Giftshop.You may also purchase an autographed copy here.

The beautiful layouts in Cooking with Jane Austen and Friends were designed by Christine McCance, a freelance graphic designer from Deveon, working in cooperation with Trail Publishing. From logo design to full colour catalogues and books, she offers design services for all aspects of print, letterheads, business cards, flyers, postcards, posters, magazines, wedding invitations, books, folders, van graphics and signage. Contact Christine directly to find out pricing for your project.