Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook

The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook
Emily Ansara Baines

Filled with over 150 recipes from both downstairs and upstairs this book will be a favorite among Downton Abbey fans. The book begins with a little bit of history about the differences between recipes upstairs and downstairs. It is then divided into the different courses that would have been served at a typical Downton meal. This is followed by recipes for tea time and then the downstairs meals that would have been served at various times.

I'll be perfectly honest - I will probably never use the recipes in this book. But the history that is on each page was extremely fascinating. Any fan of history will enjoy the comments at the beginning of each recipe that explains when and where this recipe would have been used. Two little sections called Times Gone By and Etiquette Lessons are on almost every page and are full of insight into not only the show, but also into history itself. I might not be a fan of cooking, but I really enjoyed reading each recipe and learning so much about the meals from that time period.

I received this book free of charge from Goodreads in exchange for my honest review.

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