Author(s): Liz Drury
This is a wonderfully illustrated look at Victorian food and kitchen life. It covers topics ranging from cook's relations with her mistress to classic Victorian menus. It includes traditional cooking techniques that are being revived today. A charming evocation of Victorian Kitchen life, with details of the ingredients - fresh and packaged - the menus, equipment and the kitchen regulars, from cook to passing tradesmen. With wonderful illustrations of Victorian food packaging and advertising, this is a great nostalgic look at life below stairs in the age of Victoria. It includes topics from the patent marmalade machine to the early anti-bacterial preparations.