Dinner with Mr Darcy

I saw this link on Twitter: Dinner with Mr. Darcy, recipes from Jane Austen’s novels and letters.

What a great idea, right?

Mr. Bingley’s white soup, Lady Middleton’s apricot marmalade, Margaret Dods’s pigeon pie, and more literary treats from Georgian England.

I’m all for it. Though I don’t expect to make pigeon pie any time soon. I’m sure one could use chicken instead. However, the recipe given in the post, if you’d care to click through, is for the real thing.

Also, here is a post on Austen’s advice on love, marriage, and how to rebuff a suitor with clarity and kindness.

And now, my dear Fanny, having written so much on one side of the question, I shall turn round and entreat you not to commit yourself farther, and not to think of accepting him unless you really do like him. Anything is to be preferred or endured rather than marrying without affection

Now I kinda want to go re-read something of Austen’s. Not EMMA, which is the only one I didn’t care for. Maybe PERSUASION.

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