Life in the Victorian Kitchen: Culinary Secrets and Servants' Stories

Life in the Victorian Kitchen: Culinary Secrets and Servants' Stories

By: Karen Foy (author)Paperback

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Have you ever wondered what life was like for domestic servants, the etiquette involved during upper class banquets, or simply wished for a glimpse of day-to-day life in the Victorian kitchen? During the nineteenth century,the kitchen was a place where culinary worlds collided, bridging the gap between social classes. From the rural cottage to the well-staffed country house, Karen Foy takes readers on an entertaining and informative journey through a lost culinary world, uncovering the customs and traditions surrounding some of Britain's best loved dishes. Discover nineteenth century tips, techniques, stories and superstitions. Try your hand at foretelling the future using an egg or test recipes for everything from apple wine to sheep's head pie. Step into the world of the Victorian kitchen...

About Author

Karen Foy is a freelance writer and author. Passionate about genealogy, her first book Family History for Beginners was published in 2011 by The History Press. Her second book, Ancestors in the Attic, (2012), takes the reader on a quest to find out more about their ancestors via the ephemera, letters, diaries and collectables passed down within families. Karen's articles have appeared in numerous national and regional publications.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781783036394
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781783036394
  • ISBN10: 1783036397

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