( epub ) A Little Dinner Before the Play BY Agnes Jekyll

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The sparkling writings of the society hostess and philanthropist Agnes Jekyll describe food for every imaginable occasion and moodOriginally published in The Times in the early 1920s these Self sacrifice is the noblest thing in the world but to sacrifice other people even for a noble thing is as wrong as persecution Mary ColeridgeNot every book of recipes will gift you with such uotes and additions as this This very slim volume is a collection of columns written by Agnes Jekyll sister in law of the famed gardener Gertrude Jekyll during the 1920s in a Post WarPre War England The recipes are fun to read if impossible to replicate unless you feel confident that you know what teacup to use for a teacupful of flour Ms Jekyll has that thing that is t Something in the Wine The Moonstone Series know what teacup to use for a teacupful of flour Ms Jekyll has that thing that is t

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A Little Dinner Before the Play

Divinely witty and brilliantly observed pieces are still loved today for their warmth and friendly advice and with their emphasis on fresh simple stylish dishes were years ahead of their tim Continuing in my series of historical cooking books this is the most approachable but perhaps therefore the least interesting of the lot Not that it s not still interesting it just lacks some of the exoticism of books from farther in the past Still this gives a lovely insight into high society dining and entertainment from the beginning of the last century It would pair very well with Emily Post s original etiuette guide which is itself absolutely fascinating readingAmusingly enough I think comparing this with the medieval cookbook results in about the same rat

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Whether extolling the merits of a cheerful breakfast tray conjuring up a winter picnic of figs and mulled wine sharing delicious Tuscan recipes or suggesting a last minute pre theatre dinner It s taken me a while to get through this despite it being a little excerpt book To be frank this one has just left me cold There isn t anything in here that I want to cook and it hasn t being particularly inspiring or anything else for that matter Not my cup of teaThis is affluent 1920s London society and mini chapters I think they were originally newspaper articles about all the various social and dining occasions and what one ought to do and of course what one ought not to do I found it a bit snooty and rather down on women apparently they re useless in comp


10 thoughts on “A Little Dinner Before the Play

  1. says:

    It's taken me a while to get through this despite it being a little excerpt book To be frank this one has just left me cold There is

  2. says:

    A lot of fun to read if you're at all interested in the way people cooked in the past in this case in the 1920s in England Lots of interesting differences between then and now many having to do with the fact tha

  3. says:

    I really enjoyed reading this It was like an old fashioned snack say bread and dripping which they tell me is actually uite deliciou

  4. says:

    Were Harriet Vane in need if cookery advice this would do

  5. says:

    Perfectly insane weirdo old cook book

  6. says:

    'Self sacrifice is the noblest thing in the world but to sacrifice other people even for a noble thing is as wrong as persecution' Mary ColeridgeNot every book of recipes will gift you with such uotes and additions as this This very slim volume is a collection of columns written by Agnes Jekyll sister in law of the famed gardener Gertrude Jekyll during the 1920s in a Post WarPre War England The recipes are fun

  7. says:

    Continuing in my series of historical cooking books this is the most approachable but perhaps therefore the least interes

  8. says:

    I read this whole thing out loud to my mother over an evening and we both whole heartedly enjoyed it Jekyll refers to dishes on a m

  9. says:

    A slim volume in the Penguin Food seriesa set of essays on food by perhaps one of the first Food columnists If alive today Agnes Jeckyll would probably have a blog This volume fits neatly into your bag to take with you in case of having to wait somewhere

  10. says:

    New author for me moderately interesting Didn't find a recipe I wanted to save Was amazed at the idea of camembert in aspic

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