Fabulous Fanny Cradock: TV's Outrageous Queen of Cuisine (Hardback)
  • Fabulous Fanny Cradock: TV's Outrageous Queen of Cuisine (Hardback)

Fabulous Fanny Cradock: TV's Outrageous Queen of Cuisine (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 01/07/2007
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Fanny Cradock was one of the first TV celebrity chefs, Rude, snobbish, and short-tempered, she was reviled, relished and admired in equal measure. While she 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'.

Publisher: The History Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780750945455

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I wasn't around during Fanny Cradock's reign in the kitchen, but this book was something of a surprise to me. I knew the basics about her but this book went into incredible detail. With the odd recipe dotted... More

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