Elizabeth David

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  1. alexander

    alexander Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London
    Anyone else here a fan of Elizabeth David? My Mum who is a great cook had several of her books and I've since bought copies for myself. I love French food and she wrote quite a lot about that. I saw this news item about her which reminded me because I was only a baby when Spices Salt and Aromatics was published. I think there was a film about her but I haven't seen it.

    https://www.theguardian.com/food/2018/aug/10/jeremy-lee-cooks-cook-elizabeth-david
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2018
  2. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I'm a big fan, @alexander and I have several of her books. She was a great writer - elegant, taut prose.
     
  3. Wandering Bob

    Wandering Bob Well-Known Member

    Location:
    France
    Yes @alexander I am too. Any of her books are worth acquiring - full of sound advice and worthwhile suggestions. As @morning glory says above, they're well-written books - and they don't date either.

    Her "English Bread And Yeast Cookery" book is my most-referred to cookery book - fascinating historical information along with a wealth of recipes across the bread-making spectrum.
     
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  4. epicuric

    epicuric Über Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Shropshire, UK
    Totally agree with the above comments. Her French Provincial Cooking is one of my favourite reads, probably more for the narrative than the recipes. Constance Spry is of a similar vein.
     
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  5. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Have any of you read 'An Omelette and a Glass of Wine'? A joy!
     
  6. alexander

    alexander Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London
    I just ordered this book. I hadn't heard of it before.
     

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