History Lover's Cookbook

  • by Roxe Anne Peacock
  • Narrated by Dave Wright
  • 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

History Lover's Cookbook will transport listeners through the Battle of First Bull Run/Manassas to April 9, 1865, where General Robert E. Lee stood under an apple tree to dispatch his surrender to General Grant. Do you know what he was eating when he surrendered?
Prepare a picnic of lemonade, raspberry shrub, mint julep, fried chicken, ham sandwiches, potato salad with boiled dressing, cold slaw, soda biscuits and quince marmalade to observe one of the many Civil War re-enactments throughout the United States. Share in the Union's Thanksgiving holiday by preparing recipes from the chapter, "Siege at Petersburg". Find out what General Grant ate every morning with his breakfast.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Clear, Strong and Accurate in every way!

Where does History Lover's Cookbook rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very high, in the very top.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the clarity and voice of the narrator as well as the obvious love of the subject.

What does Dave Wright bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His choice of a southern gentleman's accent was brilliant and really brought you "into" the book in a unique way.

What did you learn from History Lover's Cookbook that you would use in your daily life?

As a living Historian it was wonderful to hear these stories played out so passionate way. I love the idea of a History/Cookbook done in the form of an audio book. It adds a depth that most cookbooks could never hope for and story telling is a plus in any form. The author is truly in love with what she is writing about and it shows all the way through this beautiful book.

Any additional comments?

As an aside, a cookbook done in this audio format would seem ideal for those people with visual impairments. I couldn't be happier with this wonderful book!

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Wonderful, Interesting Cookbook

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Roxe Anne Peacock has succeeded in the difficult task of making a cookbook interesting to the listener as well as the reader. She does so by placing us in the times and the event of America’s Civil War. She then skillfully relates how particular dishes were eaten when and by what Union or Confederate officers. We feel as if we there, at those soldiers’ meals, taking a moment of culinary delight between the horrible battles. The research for the war is first rate. The research for the soups, breads, entrees, and desserts is outstanding. You’ll want to buy the book as well so you make the tasty recipes yourself. Good listening. Good eating.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It's a cookbook, but I always like anything about General Lee.

What does Dave Wright bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I can listen to it while driving.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

Oh gosh, I love the stories. Her research is extensive and astounding.

Any additional comments?

Love it.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-14-2014
  • Publisher: Roxe Anne Peacock