The official Downton Abbey cookbook

by Gray, Annie (Food historian),

Format: Print Book 2019
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The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook presents over 100 recipes that showcase the cookery and customs of the Crawley household--from upstairs dinner party centerpieces to downstairs puddings and pies--and bring an authentic slice of Downton Abbey to modern kitchens and Downton fans.

Whether adapted from original recipes of the period, replicated as seen or alluded to on screen, or typical of the time, all the recipes reflect the influences found on the Downton Abbey tables. Food historian Annie Gray gives a rich and fascinating insight into the background of the dishes that were popular between 1912 and 1926, when Downton Abbey is set --a period of tremendous change and conflict, as well as culinary development.

With a foreword by Gareth Neame, executive producer and co-creator of Downton Abbey , and featuring over 100 stunning color photographs, The Downton Abbey Cookbook also includes a special section on hosting Downton -themed dinner parties and presents stills from across the TV series as well as the latest film. Notes on the etiquette and customs of the times, quotes from the characters, and descriptions of the scenes in which the foods appear provide vivid context for the dishes.

The recipes are grouped by occasion, which include breakfast; luncheons and suppers; afternoon tea and garden parties; picnics, shoots and race meets; festivities; upstairs dinner; downstairs dinner; downstairs supper and tea; and the still room.

From the upstairs menu:
Cornish Pasties Sausage Rolls Oysters au Gratin Chicken Vol-au-Vents Cucumber Soup Soul a la Florentine Salmon Mousse Quail and Watercress Charlotte Russe
From the downstairs menu:
Toad-in-the-Hole Beef Stew with Dumplings Steak and Kidney Pie Cauliflower Cheese Rice Pudding Jam and Custard Tarts Gingerbread Cake Summer Pudding
With these and more historic recipes--compelling to a contemporary palate and easy to replicate in today's kitchens--savor the rich traditions and flavors of Downton Abbey without end.
Upstairs. Breakfast ; Lunch & supper ; Afternoon tea & garden parties ; Picnics, shoots & race meets ; Festive food ; Upstairs dinner
Downstairs. Downstairs dinner ; Supper & tea ; The still room.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Food historian Gray (Queen Victoria: The Greedy Queen, Eating with Victoria) does more than simply collect recipes popular from 1912 to 1926 in this fun and astute tie-in to Downton Abbey. In a cogent introduction, she describes the technological advances of the era, such as the electric toaster and the move to a more "pared-down" cuisine, albeit one still lavish and complex to modern eyes: "sauces took only a few hours, rather than a few days, to prepare." Reflecting the class divisions depicted on the show, the selections are divided into "upstairs" and "downstairs" dishes, i.e., fare fit for aristocrats (truffled eggs; filet mignon) and a shorter selection of simpler options for the servants (Toad-in-the-Hole; steak and kidney pudding). Helpful lists of common ingredients and those that are less so (such as suet and mushroom ketchup, which can be purchased online) and sure-footed instructions ensure that the recipes are usable. There are methods for the lobster "cutlets" (croquettes with lobster legs inserted as bone stand-ins) from jilted Edith's wedding breakfast, as well as the deviled sheep's kidneys served to Cora's American mother (played by Shirley MacLaine) in season three. The volume is amply illustrated with stills from the TV production as well as snippets of dialogue, but Gray's thoughtful and informed prose elevates it from mere tie-in to a truly useful work of culinary history. (Sept.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Downton Abbey (Television program)
Food habits -- England.
Cooking, English.
England -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Publisher San Francisco, CA :2019
Other Titles Downton Abbey cookbook
Language English
Notes Foreword by Gareth Neame.
Description 269 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-261) and index.
ISBN 9781681883694
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