Mrs Beeton's Puddings

Mrs Beeton's Puddings

Hardback MRS BEETON

By (author) Isabella Beeton, Foreword by Dan Lepard, Selected by Gerard Baker

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  • Publisher: WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • Format: Hardback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 159mm x 196mm x 14mm | 338g
  • Publication date: 8 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0297866842
  • ISBN 13: 9780297866848
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations,strationsstrations
  • Sales rank: 1,110,003

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From the lightest lemon posset to a luscious trifle and an aromatic chocolate souffle, puddings and desserts are a delicious way to end a meal. In Britain, we are home to some of the best local produce - from succulent summer berries, autumn pears and winter rhubarb - and Mrs Beeton has ensured that the ingredients on our doorsteps have been used to create a perfect treat for any occasion, all year round. All of the recipes have been drawn from Mrs Beeton's original Book of Household Management and have been updated for the 21st-century kitchen. Combined with sound, modern advice on how to source good food, plus detailed information on ingredients and equipment, and illustrations of all the techniques required, this is the go-to mini-book for any aspiring or experienced home cook.

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Isabella Mary Beeton was born in London in 1836 and grew up in a household of 21 children. Her style, imparting information as clearly as possible, was hugely influential and the enduring popularity of MRS BEETON'S BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT is a testament to the quality of her advice. Gerard Baker is a chef, food writer, broadcaster and historian. He has written extensively for THE TIMES, THE KITCHEN GARDEN and BBC GOOD FOOD MAGAZINE, and has been a specialist food contributor for BBC's national news networks and programmes for over 12 years. He has made numerous television appearances, most notably on the judging panel on Rosemary Schrager's SCHOOLS FOR COOKS and as the food historian to the Hairy Bikers on the MUMS KNOW BEST tour.

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They're slim, informative and ideal for those 'Bugger, how do I joint a chicken?' moments. EMERALD STREET 20121115 Household management made easy THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 20121125 A set of six lovingly crafted, bite-sized books based on recipes from the original domestic goddess THE MAIL ON SUNDAY YOU MAGAZINE 20121202 These abbreviated updates - cleverly divided for our ease and with forewords by modern foodie stars - contain 220 original recipes, with helpful asides by co-author Gerard Baker on modern means of sourcing and preparing ingredients. THE INDEPENDENT 20121208 The inimitable Mrs Beeton's wisdom is here collected in six books - covering everything from 'Cakes and Bakes' to 'Chicken, Other Birds and Game' - each with forewords by today's most celebrated chefs, from Mark Hix to Thomasina Miers, all extolling the great woman's genius and paying homage to this country's first celebrity chef. ABSOLUTELY CHELSEA/ ABSOLUTELY FULHAM 20121201