Saturday, July 30, 2016

Kitchen Essays By Agnes Jekyll. Review

This book was first published in 1922 by Thomas Nelson and Sons , it has most recently been published by Persephone books in the UK. 
This is a nostalgic account of recipes and home cooking in the early 1900's that
would be rare to find in a home nowadays . These recipes and anecdotes are told in a conversational mannor making them enjoyable to read about if a little horrifying to contemplate eating in present day. 
I really enjoyed seeing the difference between the food choices between then and now and even though I would be unlikely to use this as a cook book it makes for an interesting read about the running of households in past times with plenty of humour and memorable paragraphs included . I would recommend this to anyone with an interest in early 1900's or with an interest in the history of cookery.

Below please find a link to this book on the Persephone website:

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