Wednesday, 19 March 2008

14 receipts from eliza acton

september 2003

148mm x 210mm
12 pages, hand-stitched, painted cover
12 copies

An eight course meal derived from recipes featured in Eliza Acton's classic 1845 book, Modern Cookery for Private Families, to which the Oulipian rule of n+7 (replacing a noun, or in this case an ingredient, with one 7 nouns/ingredients on in the dictionary/index) has been applied. As a result of the transformations the receipts are frankly indigestible. Eliza Acton's language however, remains characteristically eloquent.

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