9781910690055

A Century of British Cooking

Marguerite Patten

£15.00

SPECIAL CENTENARY EDITION

“If you only buy one cookery book this year it has to be Marguerite Patten’s Century of British Cooking.” Women

“Elegantly presented… for those who enjoy a taste for nostalgia or love curious culinary snippets.” The Independent

2015 would have been the year the redoubtable Marguerite Patten celebrated her 100th birthday. Sadly, she died on the 4th June 2015, just five months short of her birthday. In her honour, Grub Street is reissuing a new edition of the first book we published by Marguerite back in 1999, her comprehensive Century of British Cooking. In this book, each chapter covers one decade of the 20th century giving both history and recipes. 

Format: Hardback
Extent: 336 pages
Dimensions: 240 x 185
ISBN: 9781910690055.
Publication Date: 26 June 2015

2015 would have been the year the redoubtable Marguerite Patten celebrated her 100th birthday. Sadly, she died on the 4th June 2015, just five months short of her birthday. In her honour, Grub Street is reissuing a new edition of the first book we published by Marguerite back in 1999, her comprehensive Century of British Cooking. In this book, each chapter covers one decade of the 20th century giving both history and recipes.  The entire book is illustrated throughout in colour and black and white.

Marguerite Patten CBE wrote over 170 cookery books, sales of which amount to over 16 million worldwide.  Her long and distinguished career, which began before the war, included regular appearances on radio and television, live and televised cookery demonstrations, lectures as well as extensive journalism and authorship of books and cookery cards.

Marguerite was one of Britain’s best known and loved cookery writers and has often been described as England’s Cookery Queen.  Ainsley Harriott dubbed her “the cookery icon of our times”. Her Century of British Cooking pulls together her life’s work, with over 200 recipes and is truly an important work of culinary history.

Marguerite Patten

Marguerite Patten CBE, was born in Bath, Somerset, in 1915 and grew up in Hertfordshire. She started cooking for her family at a very young age when her mother had to return to work. When the Second World War broke out, Marguerite started working for t …

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