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The Workhouse Cookbook A History of the Workhouse and its Food by Peter Higginbotham
  

The Workhouse Cookbook A History of the Workhouse and its Food

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Synopsis

The Workhouse Cookbook A History of the Workhouse and its Food by Peter Higginbotham

This wonderfully evocative read explores every aspect of life - and diet - in the workhouse. Including a complete reprint of the 1901 Manual of Workhouse Cookery, and with more than 100 photographs, recipes, plans and dietary tables, it is a shocking, surprising and utterly unique guide to one of the most notorious establishments of the past. The dark history of the institution - scandals, riots and, on occasion, the near starvation of the inmates - is explored in depth. With sections on subjects as varied as the special diets for children, the elderly and the sick, the treatment of troublemakers, life in the Scottish and Irish equivalents, and Christmas Day in the workhouse - including how to make Christmas pudding for 300 - this book will delight cooks, epicureans and lovers of history everywhere.

About the Author

Peter Higginbotham is an expert on the workhouse system. His previous titles include Workhouses of the North and Workhouses of the Midlands.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st August 2008

Author

Peter Higginbotham

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Publisher

The History Press Ltd

Format

Paperback
192 pages

Categories

General cookery & recipes

ISBN

9780752447308

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