Food In England

Food In England

Dorothy Hartley / May 29, 2020

Food In England First published in this guide to many aspects of English food and cooking combines recipes anecdotes household hints spells and history It also provides insights into traditional English life

  • Title: Food In England
  • Author: Dorothy Hartley
  • ISBN: 9780316852050
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Paperback
  • First published in 1954, this guide to many aspects of English food and cooking combines recipes, anecdotes, household hints, spells and history It also provides insights into traditional English life and conduct.

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    1. I'm moving this off the "currently reading" shelf, because, while I've read big chunks of it and will consult it in the future, reading 600 pages of recipes is tough going. Hartley wrote wonderful stuff about the agriculture, husbandry, cooking, homemaking, and eating of England from the Neolithic Age onwards, concentrating mostly on medieval and early modern food practices that continued and/or were adapted, mostly in country foodways, through the 19th and 20th centuries. The book suggests a mu [...]

    2. This is a magnificent book, written in 1953 by someone who learnt her cooking in English country kitchens in the days before widespread electricity and gas. It’s a combination of food history, recipes, general household advice, bits of personal memoir, opinion, and amusing or interesting quotes from old books.Apart from the obvious stuff — what sauces to serve with mutton*, regional ways to cook a ham, the difference between Welsh, Scottish and West Riding Oatcakes — there are chap [...]

    3. A comprehensive and utterly fascinating classic. This book ought to be required reading for every Englishman (and woman), every tourist to England, every Ambassador, visiting Head of State, postgraduate student, et al. For the surest way to gain an understanding of a nation is to appreciate the history of that nation's food. On a sadder note, this book also acts as a reminder of what we have lost due not only to population growth, industrialisation, and commercialisation; but also our innate laz [...]

    4. This is a fantastic book - I've read it three or four times, it's completely fascinating if you have any interest in the history of English cooking. And there's a diagram showing how to cook three courses at once in a cauldron.

    5. More than a cookbook, although partly a cookbook, this is a history of what must be every natural ingredient English cooks ever used from Roman Britain to the time of writing, covering everything from seaweed to hedgehogs. It's an odd, fascinating, informative, inspiring, amazing book (although it's useless as an academic source because it doesn't have any references or even a bibliography). It's also beautifully illustrated with funny little line drawings by Dorothy Hartley herself, and it's fu [...]

    6. This book is a classic. Fascinating in its detail, broad in scope, and precious to anyone who is interested in how people lived - and their ways of obtaining and preparing food - in the last century in this country. Dorothy Hartley's research and observations stand out as a record of how people from all walks of life. Not to mention the anecdotes of her own experiences, and her empathy with country people everywhere, as well as their ways and means of living their lives. Nearly all of this kind [...]

    7. This book is certainly epic. If you are reading it, as I was, for the history of English food you won't be disappointed. However, you may find the bits you need can be garnered without reading each recipe. That's a personal choice, naturally. Definitely do not skip this book due to it being a cook book because its worth is far broader. Hartley left out very little and saved all of this knowledge as a culinary heritage.

    8. Absorbing, comprehensive explication of cooking in England and its place in daily life. Comparable to Elizabeth David's magnificent English Bread and Yeast Cookery.

    9. It has been a wonderful journey with the author. We shared not only the cookery ,but also shared the British culture and the country life in this amazing book.

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