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The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook - by Annie Gray (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 272

Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine

Sub-Genre: Regional & Ethnic

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Weldon Owen

Author: Annie Gray

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: European

Language: English

Street Date: September 17, 2019
TCIN: 76492832
UPC: 9781681883694
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-3071


"The volume is amply illustrated with stills from the TV production as well as snippets of dialogue, but Gray’s thoughtful and informed prose elevates it from mere tie-in to a truly useful work of culinary history." —Publisher's Weekly

The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook presents over 100 recipes that showcase the cookery and customs of the Crawley household—from upstairs dinner party centerpieces to downstairs puddings and pies—and bring an authentic slice of Downton Abbey to modern kitchens and Downton fans.

Whether adapted from original recipes of the period, replicated as seen or alluded to on screen, or typical of the time, all the recipes reflect the influences found on the Downton Abbey tables. Food historian Annie Gray gives a rich and fascinating insight into the background of the dishes that were popular between 1912 and 1926, when Downton Abbey is set —a period of tremendous change and conflict, as well as culinary development.

With a foreword by Gareth Neame, executive producer and co-creator of Downton Abbey, and featuring over 100 stunning color photographs, The Downton Abbey Cookbook also includes a special section on hosting Downton-themed dinner parties and presents stills from across the TV series as well as the latest film. Notes on the etiquette and customs of the times, quotes from the characters, and descriptions of the scenes in which the foods appear provide vivid context for the dishes.

The recipes are grouped by occasion, which include breakfast; luncheons and suppers; afternoon tea and garden parties; picnics, shoots and race meets; festivities; upstairs dinner; downstairs dinner; downstairs supper and tea; and the still room.

From the upstairs menu:

Cornish Pasties
Sausage Rolls
Oysters au Gratin
Chicken Vol-au-Vents
Cucumber Soup
Soul a la Florentine
Salmon Mousse
Quail and Watercress
Charlotte Russe

From the downstairs menu:

Beef Stew with Dumplings
Steak and Kidney Pie
Cauliflower Cheese
Rice Pudding
Jam and Custard Tarts
Gingerbread Cake
Summer Pudding

With these and more historic recipes—compelling to a contemporary palate and easy to replicate in today’s kitchens—savor the rich traditions and flavors of Downton Abbey without end.
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rogervon - 19 days ago, Verified purchaser
I look forward to cooking some of the recipes in this cookbook. Most of the recipes like quite doable by someone who enjoys cooking but is not an expert/chef.
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