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Where the Lion Roars:
An 1890 African Colonial Recipe Book
12.95   US$24.95   €19.95
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One of Africa’s first English-language cookery books, newly released over a century after its first publication!

Original copies of Mrs A. R. Barnes’ 1890 classic cook-book and household guide are practically impossible to find. Jeppestown Press is delighted to present a new edition of this historic, useful and entertaining work.

As well as offering over 500 recipes for southern African delicacies—including sticky, ginger-flavoured melon preserve; Malay-inspired aromatic pickled fish, and spicy soetkoek biscuits—Mrs Barnes also provided her readers with instructions on making a traditional African polished-cow-dung floor; how to treat snake-bite and, the best method for discouraging mosquitoes.

A fascinating book, illustrating the process that early British settlers underwent as they adapted to life in an unfamiliar environment on the other side of the world.

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  • Where the Lion Roars: An 1890 African Colonial Recipe Book, by Mrs A. R. Barnes, edited by David Saffery
  • 292 pages
  • 152mm x 229cm (6" x 9")
  • Full colour softback perfect-bound cover
  • 20 black and white reproductions of Victorian southern African advertisements
  • ISBN: 0-9553936-1-2
  • Published by Jeppestown Press, London, United Kingdom
  • First published as The Colonial Household Guide, by Mrs A. R. Barnes (1890; Darter Brothers and Walton, Cape Town, South Africa).
  • 500 contemporary recipes, together with instructions on managing a colonial-era household, including farming, first aid and child-rearing.

Wholesale Distributors:

In the UK:

Bertram Books
1 Broadland Business Park
United Kingdom

Gardners Books
1 Whittle Drive
East Sussex
BN23 6HQ
United Kingdom

In North America:

Ingram Book Group
One Ingram Blvd
Mail Stop 697
LaVergne, TN

Front cover features "Cottages at Karoo National Park", by Gemma Longman, 2006.  Reproduced under CCPL,

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