Sunday, July 22, 2007

Menus from History: The Book.

I am delighted to announce that I have signed a contract with Greenwood Publishing Group for a book on Historic Menus (or rather a two volume set of books.) The anticipated title is MENUS FROM HISTORY: Historic Meals with Recipes and Commentary for Every Day of the Year.

As the title suggests, the book will include a menu for each day of the year for an actual meal that took place on that exact day, with at least one recipe from the era. The menus will cover many centuries of dining around the world, from ancient Rome to today, from palaces to prisons, during war and peace, and aboard ships and planes and trains, from breakfasts to banquets and picnics. Many famous people and many interesting foods will appear, and all sorts of habits and traditions revealed.

I am going to have so much fun with this!

13 comments:

M said...

Congratulations. Don't forget us will you?

Joanna said...

WELL DONE!

Joanna
joannasfood.blogspot.com

Barbara said...

Fantastic. I'm so pleased for you. I'll be over your way October/ November so save some free time for a few wines.

Lapinbizarre said...

Great. Congratulations. Will be standing in line, Harry Potter-wise, come publication day. Roger

Gillian said...

Wonderful! My mouth is watering already :).

Karen Resta said...

Fabulous! Now besides being wonderfully spoiled on a daily basis by your stories, recipes, menus, and quotes there will be a nice, real book to look at and be made happy by.

Excellent, excellent! :)

Sally said...

Congratulations O.F.! I'm glad someone discovered your talent and is actually going to publish you. It's about time!

The Old Foodie said...

Thanks everyone! I am going to love this project. I am in the process of choosing and re-choosing the menu choices to get as much variety as possible. I'll keep you up to date with progess reports from time to time. I'll keep up the daily posts - I'm too addicted to stop!

Anonymous said...

Excellent. Well done! That is great news.

Melinda said...

Congratulations Janet! Your blog posts are such a joy to read and so well-crafted. I think your collection of recipes and historic information is a treasure trove, and one of the most interesting perspectives on food writing that I've come across. It's wonderful that a publisher has recognised this. Good luck with the project! I look forward to reading the updates!

ioyces said...

congratulation Janet!! :D Your book should be required reading for all foodies!!!

farmgirl said...

Congratulations! The books sound wonderful. And, wow, what an undertaking. I just found your blog via Winos & Foodies and am looking forward to delving into the archives. In the meantime, best of luck with your exciting project!: )

Stephanie said...

just catching up with your news...great news indeed. can't wait to see the finished products.