Elinor Fettiplace's Receipt Book: Elizabethan Country House Cooking

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Faber & Faber, Limited, Nov 1, 2008 - Cooking, English - 266 pages
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Offering an intimate glimpse into the fabric of everyday Elizabethan life, this cookery book combines scholarly and practical skills. It pinpoints the author's precise social standing and that of her intimates and acquaintances, of the kind of lives they led, consequently the kind of food they ate, and the way it was prepared, preserved.

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Hilary Spurling was born in 1940 in Stockport England. She attended Somerville College in Oxford. She bacame the arts and theater critic for The Spectator during the 1960's. She was also the reviewer for The Observer and The Daily Telegraph. She has written several biographies including Pearl Buck in China and Matisse the Master: The Conquest of Colour 1909-1954, which won the 2005 Whitebread Book of the Year Award and the Los Angeles Book Prize for Biography in 2006.

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