This delightful and lively recipe book gives a good idea of what it must have been like in the kitchen of a Georgian Inn. The author, William Verrall, was master of the White Hart in Lewes and his robust sense of humour shows in his own introduction, which with the recipes, was probably dictated to a minion. With very little adjustment to reduce the quantities, his dishes can be used in ordinary households today and were much admired by Elizabeth David who quotes from them in her own Spices, Salt and Aromatics in the English Kitchen. In addition to recipes and the original introduction by William Verrall, the book includes an account of the colourful and sometimes bizarre world in which William Verrall worked by the Lewes Historian Colin Brent.
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd