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How to Cook the Victorian Way with Mrs Crocombe Annie Gray

How to Cook the Victorian Way with Mrs Crocombe By Annie Gray

How to Cook the Victorian Way with Mrs Crocombe by Annie Gray


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Mrs Crocombe is the breakout star of English Heritage's wildly popular YouTube series, The Victorian Way. The series offers viewers a gentle glimpse into a simpler time - an age when tea was sipped from porcelain, when puddings were in their pomp and no kitchen was complete without a cupboard full of copper pots and pans.

How to Cook the Victorian Way with Mrs Crocombe Summary

How to Cook the Victorian Way with Mrs Crocombe by Annie Gray

Avis Crocombe really did exist - she was head cook at Audley End House in Essex from about 1878 to 1884. Although only a little is known about her life, her handwritten cookery book was passed down through her family for generations and rediscovered by a distant relative in 2009. It's a remarkable read, and from the familiar (ginger beer, custard and Christmas cake) to the fantastical (roast swan, preserved lettuce and fried tongue sandwiches), her recipes give us a wonderful window into a world of flavour from 140 years ago. How to Cook the Victorian Way is the definitive guide to the life, times and tastes of the world's favourite Victorian cook. The beautifully photographed book features fully tested and modernised recipes along with a transcription of Avis's original manuscript, plus insights into daily life at Audley End by Dr Annie Gray and Dr Andrew Hann, and a foreword by the 'face' of Mrs Crocombe, Kathy Hipperson. It showcases the best recipes from Mrs Crocombe's own book, alongside others of the time, brought together so that every reader can put on their own Victorian meal. It's a moreish smorgasbord of social history - an absolute must for fans, foodies and anyone with an appetite for the past.

About Annie Gray

English Heritage cares for over 400 historic monuments, buildings and places - from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edge of an empire to a Cold War bunker. Through these we bring the story of England to life for over 10 million visitors each year.

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NGR9781910907429
9781910907429
1910907421
How to Cook the Victorian Way with Mrs Crocombe by Annie Gray
New
Hardback
English Heritage
2020-09-24
272
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