Mrs Beeton

You are what you don’t eat

16 March 2024 9:00 am

In the past, the ability to preserve food depended largely on people’s means, making Eleanor Barnett’s history of food waste also a history of changing attitudes to poverty

A well-laden supper table, according to Mrs Beeton, set for 16, with an exotic central floral arrangement (1861)

Famous female cooks, a juicy salmon recipe from 1664 — and the only interesting thing about Mrs Beeton

7 December 2013 9:00 am

In Cooking People  Sophia Waugh describes, with dash and wit, the personalities of five important women cookery writers: two Hannahs…