Victory in the Kitchen: The Life of Churchill's Cook (Paperback)
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Victory in the Kitchen: The Life of Churchill's Cook (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 04/03/2021
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This is the story of a woman who was not a royal, not rich, not famous; someone who simply worked hard and enjoyed her life. But while Georgina Landemare saw herself as ordinary, her accomplishments were anything but. Georgina started her career as a nursemaid and ended it cooking for one of the best-known figures in British history: Winston Churchill. To him, food was central, not only as a pleasure but as a diplomatic tool at a time when the world was embroiled in war. With this eager eater and his skilled cook, ranging from rural Berkshire to wartime London, via Belle Epoque Paris and prohibition-era New York, Annie Gray shows how life in service - and food - changed during the huge upheavals of the twentieth century.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781788160452
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 346 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
Deliciously entertaining * Daily Mail *
Engaging ... appeals to three national obsessions: the preparation and presentation of food; the lost world of great households, above and below stairs; and the private life of a national hero, Churchill * The Times *
Gray is an inventive researcher ... she likes to get close up to the everyday past * Spectator *
The queen of food historians -- Lucy Worsley
Annie Gray is a brilliant writer and scholar who brings a glorious combination of enthusiasm and greed to every subject she tackles. In the field of food history she leads the pack -- Jay Rayner
Popular history at its very best * Daily Mail *
Victory in the Kitchen ... recreates a corner of early 20th-century domestic life * Spectator *
Gray writes with great authority, verve and confidence * The Times *

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‘Victory in the Kitchen ‘ is culinary biography and food history put together.
The biography is the life of Georgina Landemare, started as a nursemaid ended up being the most famous cook to Churchill household,... More

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