Kitchen Memories: Food and Kitchen Life 1837-1939

Overview

A charming evocation of Victorian life, this delightful volume details the fresh and packaged ingredients, the menus, equipment, and the kitchen regulars—from cook to passing tradesmen—of the 19th-century kitchen. With wonderful illustrations of Victorian food packaging and advertising, this is a great nostalgic look at life below stairs in the age of Victoria.

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Overview

A charming evocation of Victorian life, this delightful volume details the fresh and packaged ingredients, the menus, equipment, and the kitchen regulars—from cook to passing tradesmen—of the 19th-century kitchen. With wonderful illustrations of Victorian food packaging and advertising, this is a great nostalgic look at life below stairs in the age of Victoria.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Even casual cooks will gain a greater appreciation for the creature comforts of the kitchen after spending some time with this fascinating collection of stories and ephemera from the Victorian kitchen to WWII. Drawing heavily from Victorian domestic guides such as Beetons Book of Household Management, authors and editors Drury and Lewis (The Victorian Garden Album) take readers on a guided tour of the kitchen through time, heavily illustrated with images of equipment, advertisements, and labels from bygone eras. Readers will be struck by the effort it took to get a meal on the table, often requiring the aid of household staff; duties we may now take for granted, such as procuring hot water for cooking and cleaning laundry, were laborious affairs even for the affluent. In its second half, the book examines typical staples like preserves, cakes and Victorian ingredients, as well as sample menus (including one for a "servantless dinner"). Selections from the authors' extravagant collection of full-color images-from vintage catalogues, cookbooks, and circulars-are the real stars of this show. While the book offers an admittedly romantic take on the era, Drury and Lewis pull together a collection that informs and entertains.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781905400829
  • Publisher: National Trust, Aylesbury
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Drury is an expert on the Victorian period and a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Victoriana. Philippa Lewis is the author of Details: A Guide to House Design in Britain and coauthor with Elizabeth Drury of The Victorian Garden Album.

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