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This book is Grub Street's lead cookery title for 1999 and is a major publishing event since Marguerite Patten is one of Britain's best known and loved cookery writers and often described as England's Cookery Queen. The book is published to accompany a 10 part Radio 4 series which Marguerite has recorded and which starts broadcasting in the same month as publication. Each ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Grub Street Publishing (first published February 27th 1999)
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Description: This book is Grub Street's lead cookery title for 1999 and is a major publishing event since Marguerite Patten is one of Britain's best known and loved cookery writers and often described as England's Cookery Queen. The book is published to accompany a 10 part Radio 4 series which Marguerite has recorded and which starts broadcasting in the same month as publication. Each chapter of the book will cover one decade of the century giving both his
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Dec 23, 2015 Laura rated it liked it
Recommended to Laura by: Bettie
From BBC Radio 4 EXtra:
Kedgeree, Devilled Kidneys, Stuffed Mutton, Lamb Cutlets Reform, Peach Melba and Victoria Sponge. Food guru Marguerite Patten demonstrates classic recipes from the first decade of the 20th Century in her 10-part history of British cooking.

Marguerite told us how to make the most of our rations during the Second World War in 'Kitchen Front' on the BBC Home Service. She fronted her first BBC TV cookery show in 1947.

1/10: The End of an Era: 1900-1909
Kedgeree, Devilled Kidneys,
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22 NOV 2015 - a cookbook recommendation through Bettie. Cookbooks and friends hold special places in my heart. ;~}
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Recommends it for: cooks who cook (not reheat) regularly
No British cook's bookshelf would be complete without a cookery book by Marguerite Patten. I like this one because it clearly summarises the history of British cooking over the course of a century; so the reader can see how cooking techniques changed as new inventions were made and adopted, but also how good and bad economic times have shaped (and will continue to shape) what we eat (and when).

However, I think that the author is perhaps a little charitable with the recipes she gives for the 1990
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Hilda Marguerite Patten was a home econonomist, food writer and broadcaster.
Marguerite Patten fresh from the Ministry of Food during World War II represented post-war austerity cookery books; many selling in huge quantities and produced in colour by Paul Hamlyn. She was one of the early TV cooks to have her own programme.

She was awarded an OBE in 1991.
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