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4.0 out of 5 stars
The source of many of our family favourites!, 24 July 2011
We've had a copy of this in our house since I was a little girl in the 1970s. Mum was a keen cook and often made dishes from this book for dinner parties. I used to love leafing through the sections and looking at the lovely photographs. Eventually all of the members of our close family had a copy and so we'd turn up at each other's houses and recognise the dishes on the table. My grandmother, mother and aunts and uncles had a copy, and when mum and dad separated, Dad took the copy with him! I inherited my nan's copy when she died, and now my daughters cook from it. I will buy them each their own copy when they leave home. Favourites include Chilled Lemon Flan and Crunchy-topped Fish Pie. The recipes and ingredients are pretty retro (who makes syllabub these days?) and the measures are all imperial, but instructions are easy to follow and adapt, and even if your efforts don't turn out as spectacular as the ones in the photos, you'll quickly find family favourite recipes of your own. Enjoy!