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How To Cook The Victorian Way With Mrs Crocombe


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Learn to cook the Victorian Way with Mrs Avis Crocombe, head cook at Audley End in the 1880s and now – as played by Kathy Hipperson – an international YouTube star. From cucumber ice cream to curried eggs, and from to brain cakes to brown bread biscuits, discover the history behind the dishes and treat yourself to a delicious taste of the past.

This book brings together Avis’s very own recipes and other Victorian favourites from the time – all specially adapted for modern cooks and modern kitchens.

Along with practical recipes and insights into the culinary world of the Victorians, you’ll find a vivid history of Avis’s life and times, and – for the first time – the full manuscript of Avis’s own handwritten recipe book.

“I hope this recipe book will bring as much joy to those who cook from it as I get from telling Mrs Crocombe’s story.” - Kathy Hipperson, Historical Interpreter

About Mrs Crocombe and Audley End

Avis Crocombe was head cook at Audley End House and Gardens in Essex, one of the greatest Jacobean houses in England. Today it’s in the care of the charity English Heritage, along with over 400 other historic sites across the country. Buying this book helps us to carry out vital conservation work, and keep the story of England alive for future generations.

See Mrs Crocombe brought to life here on the English Heritage YouTube channel.

Key Features:

  • 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
  • Hardback
  • Published 24th September 2020

Size: 229 x 178mm
Author: Annie Gray and Andrew Hann
ISBN: 978-1-910907-42-9

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How To Cook The Victorian Way With Mrs Crocombe