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Good Things in England

Product Code: GOO0SLHC95


"A Practical Cookery Book for Everyday Use, Containing Tradtional and Regional Recipes Suited to Modern Tastes Contributed by English Men and Women between 1399 and 1932 and edited by Florence White."

This exquisite volume comes from Persephone Books' wonderful range of reprinted classics, principally written by women, and all undeservedly forgotten until now. This is possibly our favourite of the whole list; absolutely crammed with inspiring recipes and background information, 'Good Things in England' is all you'll need to ensure that an everyday meal constructed from unremarkable ingredients becomes an inspiration - and consuming it a memorable occasion.

"Whigs 1826. Some plain rolls known as Hawkshead wigs or whigs and a cake known as a Hawkshead cake exactly similar to those eaten by Wordsworth when he was a boy at school are still made and sold at Hawkshead; some were shown at the first English Folk Cookery Exhibition held in London on January 16th, 1931. The following recipe makes whigs slightly richer than the Hawkshead rolls and more like those made and sold at the Red House Restaurant, Bath …"

A truly beautiful and valuable gift.

384pp softback facsimile of book first published 1932, with Persphones' beautiful signature endpapers (here a 1932 screenprinted textile by Duncan Grant) and matching bookmark.



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