Writing for domestic servants in a conversational, accessible way, eighteenth-century
housewife Hannah Glasse disapproved of French terminology and fussiness, instead favouring
simple dishes that are still cooked today - a preference that has earned her the reputation
of 'the first Domestic Goddess'.
With recipes for rice pudding, beef rump,
barbecued pork, trifle and even the first recipe in Britain for 'Curry the Indian way', as
well as tips for choosing your ingredients and cures for the bite of a mad dog, this is an
elegant and economical collection of recipes and housekeeping tips to save any homemaker 'a
great deal of trouble'.
Throughout the history of civilization, food has
been more than simple necessity. In countless cultures, it has been livelihood, status
symbol, entertainment - and passion. In the GREAT FOOD series, Penguin brings you the finest
food writing from the last 400 years, and opens the door to the wonders of every kitchen.
Visit www.penguin.co.uk/greatfood and start collecting the Great Food series.