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The Victorian Kitchen By Jennifer Davies

The Victorian Kitchen
by Jennifer Davies

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Illustrated with period drawings, engravings and colour photographs of the kitchen restored for the BBC television series on which the book is based, this is an insight into a bygone age. It aims to show what was life really like "below stairs" in Victorian times.
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The Victorian Kitchen by Jennifer Davies

Illustrated with period drawings, engravings and colour photographs of the kitchen restored for the BBC television series on which the book is based, this is an insight into a bygone age. The "upstairs/downstairs" image is of maids in starched aprons overseen by an outwardly stern cook with a heart of gold, but what was life really like "below stairs" in Victorian times? Looking behind the scenes at the vast collection of equipment used, from the dusty, smoky range, which was cleaned and coaxed into life at 6 o'clock each morning, to the gleaming coppers which were every cook's pride and joy, the book also meets Ruth Mott, the cook featured in the television series. She started work as a scullery maid in an old-style country house in 1930, when mansion kitchens still ran on Victorian lines. There are details of the Victorian culinary technique of preserving; of the five meals a day prepared by the kitchen staff - breakfast, luncheon, tea, dinner and supper; and of a collection of recipes specially adapted from Victorian cookery books. Jennifer Davies also wrote "The Victorian Kitchen Garden" and "The Victorian Flower Garden".

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GOR002612927
The Victorian Kitchen by Jennifer Davies
Jennifer Davies
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Ebury Publishing
1991-10-31
216
0563362812
9780563362814
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.