[A Little Dinner Before the Play [BOOK] Free Reading DOC author Agnes Jekyll


  • Paperback
  • 112
  • A Little Dinner Before the Play
  • Agnes Jekyll
  • English
  • 07 November 2017
  • 9780241950937

10 thoughts on “A Little Dinner Before the Play

  1. says:

    It's taken me a while to get through this despite it being a little excerpt book To be frank this one has just left me cold There isn't anythi

  2. says:

    A lot of fun to read if you're at all interested in the way people cooked in the past in this case in the 1920s in England Lots of interesting differences between then and now many having to do with the fact that many people were still cooking with fire And making gelatin from calves feet which is not something I'm prepared to undertake Interesting to read about though

  3. says:

    I really enjoyed reading this It was like an old fashioned snack say bread and dripping which they tell me is act

  4. says:

    Were Harriet Vane in need if cookery advice this would do

  5. says:

    Perfectly insane weirdo old cook book

  6. says:

    'Self sacrifice is the noblest thing in the world but to sacrifice other people even for a noble thing is as wrong as persecution' M

  7. says:

    Continuing in my series of historical cooking books this is the most approachable but perhaps therefore the least interesting of the lot Not that it's not still interesting it just lacks some of the exoticism of books from farther in the past Still this gives a lovely insight into high society dining and entertainment from the beginning of the last century It would pair very well with Emily Post's original etiuette guide which

  8. says:

    I read this whole thing out loud to my mother over an evening and we both whole heartedly enjoyed it Jekyll refers to dishes on a me

  9. says:

    A slim volume in the Penguin Food seriesa set of essays on food by perhaps one of the first Food columnists If alive today Agnes Jeckyll would probably have a blog This volume fits neatly into your bag to take wi

  10. says:

    New author for me moderately interesting Didn't find a recipe I wanted to save Was amazed at the idea of camembert in aspic

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A Little Dinner Before the Play

Divinely witty and brilliantly observed pieces are still loved today for their warmth and friendly advice and with their emphasis on fresh simple stylish dishes were years ahead of their tim. A slim volume in the Penguin Food seriesa set of essays on food by perhaps one of the first Food columnists If alive today Agnes Jeckyll would probably have a blog This volume fits neatly into your bag to take with you in case of having to wait somewhere

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Whether extolling the merits of a cheerful breakfast tray conjuring up a winter picnic of figs and mulled wine sharing delicious Tuscan recipes or suggesting a last minute pre theatre dinner. It s taken me a while to get through this despite it being a little excerpt book To be frank this one has just left me cold There isn t anything in here that I want to cook and it hasn t being particularly inspiring or anything else for that matter Not my cup of teaThis is affluent 1920s London society and mini chapters I think they were originally newspaper articles about all the various social and dining occasions and what one ought to do and of course what one ought not to do I found it a bit snooty and rather down on women apparently they re useless in comparison to men according to one of these chapters For today s audience the recipes aren t as accessible Sugar loaf anyone And I don t think aspics are done any although there s plenty of the things in here And on advising on the proper way to arrange a picnic for a driving jolly out into the countryside she s including booze My how the times have changed Although one line did make me turn a wry smile from the country friends on a Christmas shopping trip God made the first Christmas and man has ever since been busy spoiling it Year by year the propaganda of the shops grows increasingly active p15 My dear Agnes be glad you aren t around today

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The sparkling writings of the society hostess and philanthropist Agnes Jekyll describe food for every imaginable occasion and moodOriginally published in The Times in the early 1920s these. Self sacrifice is the noblest thing in the world but to sacrifice other people even for a noble thing is as wrong as persecution Mary ColeridgeNot every book of recipes will gift you with such uotes and additions as this This very slim volume is a collection of columns written by Agnes Jekyll sister in law of the famed gardener Gertrude Jekyll during the 1920s in a Post WarPre War England The recipes are fun to read if impossible to replicate unless you feel confident that you know what teacup to use for a teacupful of flour Ms Jekyll has that thing that is tiresomely referred to as a dry wit Someday we will figure out a new way to say that Until then let it stand as it is God made the first Christmas and man has ever since been busy spoiling it she says in her section on what to serve for a Christmas shopping luncheon for friends This Penguin series has been thoroughly enjoyable and I hope Penguin releases the complete series in the US as only a partial release has happened so far


About the Author: Agnes Jekyll

Dame Agnes Graham Jekyll DBE 12 October 1861 – 28 January 1937 was a Scottish born British artist writer and philanthropist The daughter of William Graham Liberal MP for Glasgow 1865 1874 and patron of the Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood she was educated at home by governesses and later attended King's College LondonShe was created a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire DBE in