4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 11 May 2013
I hadn't read any of Elisabeth Luard's cookery writing before (she wrote for the Oldie for a number of years) but it's interesting and passionate. The water colour illustrations by her adorn the pages of a fascinatingly eclectic set of recipes. It was unnerving reading; so many of the recipes have been part of my repertoire for sometime that I thought from time to time that we must've had a similar cullinary journey from time to time. I was glad to see a recipe for English Rarebit too, dating from 1747.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 22 January 2013
I bought this book as a gift, but had a good look through it before sending it to my sister. I must confess I haven't tried any of the recipes myself - but they sound delicious and the 'ramblings' and watercolours are a delight.