Book Reviews of Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany

Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany
Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany
Author: Ben Schott
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ISBN-13: 9781582344201
ISBN-10: 1582344205
Publication Date: 8/21/2004
Pages: 160
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Book Type: Hardcover
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After reading the original Schott's Miscellany, which I thought was intriguing and delightful, I was excited to read this next installment. I'm glad I waited to get it from PBS, as it was a bit of a let-down. Some entries were very interesting and informative, and echoed the first book's tone. But many were just boring, such as old-time recipes, measurement converstion tables, or menus from events long-passed. The world of food is so varied and as ancient as human history-- it was a bit disppointing how much of the book was skimable at best. Still, the good bits were quite good.