How To Cook The Victorian Way With Mrs CrocombeAvailable for pre-order and will be shipped Autumn 2020. Date to be confirmed.
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Please note: This book is available for pre-order and will be shipped Autumn 2020. Date to be confirmed.
How to Cook the Victorian Way is the definitive guide to the life, times and tastes of the world’s favourite Victorian cook. Mrs Crocombe is the breakout star of English Heritage’s wildly popular YouTube series, The Victorian Way. Millions of fans around the globe devour her historical cookery videos, and their hunger for her content shows no sign of abating. 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.
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. In delightful contrast to the high-octane hijinks of many YouTube celebrities, The Victorian Way offers viewers a gentle glimpse into a simpler time –an age when tea was sipped from porcelain, not from plastic cups; when mince pies were meaty and nothing was wasted; when puddings were in their pomp and no kitchen was complete without a cupboard full of copper pots and pans.
See Mrs Crocombe brought to life here on the English Heritage YouTube channel.
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- English Heritage Publication
- Definitive guide to the life and times of the world’s favourite Victorian cook, Mrs Crocombe
- Includes beautiful colour photos of Mrs Crocombe, her food and her kitchens
- Measurements for recipes given in metric, imperial and in cups and spoons
Size: 229 x 178mm
Author: Annie Gray and Andrew Hann
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