Fabulous Fanny Cradock: TV's Outrageous Queen of Cuisine (Hardback)Clive Ellis (author)
Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 01/09/2007
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While Fanny Cradock berated Margaret Thatcher for wearing `cheap shoes and clothes', wrote off Eamonn Andrews as a `blundering amateur', and famously was forced to apologise for insulting another TV cook, her cookery programmes - which she presented in evening gown, drop ear-rings, pearls, and thick make-up, booming orders to her partner Johnnie, a gentle, monocled stooge who was portrayed as an amiable drunk - were watched by millions. They were hugely influential: the Queen Mother told Fanny that they were `mainly responsible' for the improvement in catering standards since the war; Keith Floyd declared that `she changed the whole nation's cooking attitudes'; for Esther Rantzen `she created the cult of the TV chef'. Lavishly illustrated, this is a fun, entertaining portrait of this infamous woman.
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 810 g
Dimensions: 248 x 172 x 10 mm
Edition: UK ed.
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