All the King's Cooks (Ebook)

The Tudor Kitchens of King Henry VIII at Hampton Court Palace

Peter Brears

Will bring a Tudor kitchen to life.

The massive kitchens at Hampton Court were built to supply the entire household of Henry VIII. They were the first professional kitchens organised on such a scale. Brears provides a practical guide to their running, dispelling many of the misconceptions about the cooking and eating of meals in Tudor England.
Including authentic recipes from the period, adapted for modern kitchens, such as Chicken Farced and Smothered Rabbit and White Leach (a form of cool jelly), All the King's Cooks is fully illustrated with colour photographs recreating the life of the kitchens. With the author's own detailed drawings, no other book gets so close to the sights, sounds and smells of the Tudor kitchen.

Publication date: 01/05/2011


ISBN: 9780285640238

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B006WB2EF0

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Humour & Gift, Reference

Reviews for All the King's Cooks

'Will bring a Tudor kitchen to life.'

 Sunday Telegraph

'No one is better placed to write about Hampton Court's kitchens than the much-respected food historian and historic house restorer Peter Brears... he also provides dozens of recipes for some of the tenderly cooked, richly flavoured treats'


'Some genuinely olde English food... Peter Brears is an expert on authentic cooking methods.'

 Daily Express

'Peppered with easy-to-recreate recipes... which can't help but stoke the fires of the imagination.'


Peter Brears

Peter Brears

Peter Brears is a food historian and historic house consultant who specialises in recreating how people lived and cooked. He worked on the restoration of Hampton Court Palace kitchens and has organised an annual Christmas feast there.