A delightful collection of recipes that are quite different and delicious. Wild Blackberry Cobbler - old-fashioned recipes from around the world - includes only those recipes which are practical to cook nowadays, whose ingredients can be obtained without difficulty, and which will enliven any palate jaded with modern tastes. Today's cooks will be intrigued with the lovely sauces, the combinations of herbs and spices and the unusual flavours they offer. The dishes are as memborable as their names: Castris (according to Chrysippus); Crustardes of Eerbis on Fyssh Day; For to Make Tartys in Applis; Pancakes, Call'd a Quire of Paper; The Best Orange Pudding That Ever Was Tasted: Pot Likker with Corn Meal Dodgers; and Madame Wu's Pressed Pig's Head and Knuckle of Pork. The recipes are grouped together by nationality and Greek and Roman as well as early English dishes are complemented by culinary delights from Persia, India, China, America, Australia, France, Germany, and Italy. The recipe sections allow the reader to select dishes from different times and places at will to make up a complete menu. Researched by Pamela Michael, supervised by Katie Stewart, and beautifully illustrated with colour photographs and line-drawings, these old-fashioned recipes add up to a splendily original book and a fine gift for anyone with a taste for the past. Katie Stewart was cookery editor of the Times and is currently cookery editor of Woman's Journal.