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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (25 Oct. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 014029290X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140292909
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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'The Blessed Elizabeth David holds a unique position in the recent history of British gastronomy. Her real skill is in her narrative and this compilation provides many examples of what she is best recognized for.' Alastair Little in the Evening Standard

About the Author

Elizabeth David was acknowledged as the best and most
scholarly food writer of her time, and even today is
considered by most to be without peer. She died in 1992.


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Excellent book, so much more refreshing than those churned out by today's TV chefs. Full of wit, wisdom and well written.
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Another beauty from Elizabeth David. They are all so easy to read and gain knowledge from that you feel you have had a visit form an old friend.
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I always enjoy reading Elizabeth David, but this is the best I have seen yet. There is a great variety of material in here: The bread sticks that are going to be on our table soon. Which were the first recipes for Ices published in England? A cook in Cairo. The evils of treating foreign recipes (risotto, pizza, smorgesbord) as leftover bins.
I was particularly amused by a comment after one recipe that a very similar recipe could be found in a book by another author - except for different stuffing ingredients and a different sauce. This is not a book for a beginner, but if you love cooking and like to experiment with food you may agree or disagree with Ms. David's comments, but will certainly enjoy reading them.
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I was just browsing in my local bookshop under the "Cooking-category". I came across Elizabeth DAVID's 'IS THERE A NUTMEG IN THE HOUSE" by accident. I bought the book straight away, and I can't put down the book.
I had tried Pastenak (pasnips) and cress cream soup. Spicy lentils soup is just delicious! And, the spiced prunes!!! hmmm.....
One of new year's resolution is to eat healthily, more vegetables and fruits!! I know I can do it this time. :) Whats so AWESOME is the introduction of new ways of cooking veg (eg parsnips - which I normally roasted them) and simple and clear instructions.
Funny and witty delivery! Thoroughly enjoyed the book.
I have also bought "French Provincial Book", and "Italian cooking". I cant wait to read them.
If you like Elizabeth DAVID, you will also like Jane GRIGSON. Similar style.
After discovering Elizabeth David's and Jane Grigson's works, I really think going to basic, simple, uncomplicated... is the WAY TO GO. I prefer this GENERATION of chefs.
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