- Save 10% on selected children’s books, compliments of Amazon Family Promotion exclusive for Prime members .
English food Paperback – 1993
Special offers and product promotions
Customers who bought this item also bought
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top customer reviews
HOWEVER, delightful as Grigson's text is, the Penguin edition is infuriating. Not only is the print tiny and hard to read on very poor-quality paper, but there are other irritations; a pointless mixture of fonts, capital letters printed in white on black squares, useful footnotes condemned to EVEN SMALLER PRINT, production values that mean any attempt to get the book to lie flat results in pages detaching themselves - this I can do without. After owning the book for several years, I found I hadn't actually used it to cook from once, and realised it was because of these problems. I'll be trading it in for a vintage hardback.
To pay a relatively large sum for a book so poorly produced is galling. It didn't use to be the case. I still use another Penguin cookbook, Elizabeth Ayrton's The Cookery of England, which I bought in 1977; the pages are now shaded tan with age and there are plenty of gravy stains, but it remains easily readable and lies flat. I can strongly recommend it as a companion volume.
Other excellent books to chase up if this is your area of interest are the utterly ravishing Food In England: A complete guide to the food that makes us who we are, Marwood Yeatman's inspirng elegy The Last Food of England, and the less thorough but still stimulating A Taste of History: 10, 000 Years of Food in Britain.
I love this book so much I am bloggging each and every recipe! See here: [...]