Margaret Powell's cookery book : 500 "upstairs" recipes from everyone's favorite "downstairs" kitchen maid and cook / Margaret Powell
Nonfiction | St Martin's Press | 2012 | 1st U.S. ed.
Available at Adult Nonfiction (Call number: 641.5942 P)
New York : St Martin's Press, 2012, c1970.
1st U.S. ed.
xix, 332 p. ; 22 cm.
The author gives readers a closer look at the world inside the vast kitchens of these great houses. It's an eye-opening and mouthwatering snapshot of that world. The upstairs dining room always demanded the best of Continental cuisine and, cooking downstairs, Margaret Powell obliged. Her cookery book is a firsthand account of the way people cooked and dined in the early twentieth century when houses like those in "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey" were fully staffed and running like clockwork.