For 32 years actress Katharina Schratt was friend, companion, and confidante to Franz Joseph I, emperor of Austria and king of Hungary. Written in 1905, Katharina's kitchen notebook contains over 200 recipes for soups, appetizers, main dishes, and a wealth of desserts, ices, and punches. It is a concrete remnant from the paradoxical world of turn-of-the-century Vienna. 15 photos.

To Set Before the King: Katharina Schratt's Festive Recipes 1996, University of Iowa Press

ISBN-13: 9780877455356