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Food In England

by Dorothy Hartley

Food In England Synopsis

Her love of the infinite variety of English cooking and her knowledge of British culture and history show why our food should never be considered dull or limited. There are unusual dishes such as the Cornish Onion and Apple Pie, and even recipes for fungi, from common field mushrooms to puffballs. She describes some delicious puddings, cakes and breads, including an exotic violet flower ice cream, an eighteenth century coconut bread and Yorkshire teacakes. The finely-executed line drawings that accompany many of the recipes are more than just beautiful; they inform the cook about different varieties and techniques of food-handling. First published in 1954, FOOD IN ENGLAND was the bible of english cooks and had a deep influence on many contemporary cooks and food writers. It will undoubtedly attract a new generation of admirers.

Food In England Press Reviews

extraordinary, idiosyncratic and utterly absorbing * BBC COUNTRYFILE MAGAZINE * Dorothy Hartley's ingenious ideas were one of my first inspirations; they show that English food should never be dismissed as boring * JOSCELINE DIMBLEBY * Dorothy Hartley's Food in England has been in print for 58 years - and no wonder. It's a sharp and funny compendium of cooking tips and treats * Guardian * A classic book without any worthy successor - a must for any keen English cook * DELIA Smith *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780749942151
Publication date: 2nd July 2009
Author: Dorothy Hartley
Publisher: Piatkus Books an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 672 pages
Categories: National & regional cuisine,

About Dorothy Hartley

Dorothy Hartley wrote numerous books on British culture and history, including the six volumes of Life and Work of the People of England. FOOD IN ENGLAND is now regarded as a classic of its kind, with a deep influence on many contemporary cooks and food writers.

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