|Kitchen Essays by Agnes Jekyll|
Agnes Jekyll (1860-1937) was the supreme hostess: her house was described as "the apogee of opulent comfort and order without grandeur, smelling of pot-pouri, furniture polish and wood smoke". Lady Jekyll, as she became, first published Kitchen Essays in The Times "in which she was persuaded to pass on some of the wit and wisdom of her rare gift for clever and imaginative housekeeping".
"Le Mot Juste" in Food
For the Too Thin
Advice and recipes for flesh-making dishes for those below weight - albeit for reasons of fashion, principle or as a result of influenza. Sardines à la Sackville and Potage Tapioca Mousseux may do the trick..
For the Too Fat
In the battle against avoirdupoids, Lady Jekyll tackles the insidious enemy soup and replaces it with a wonderfully delicate Consommé à l'Estragon. Other recipes and words of wit and wisdom follow.
Extracts from Kitchen Essays by Agnes Jekyll published by Persephone Books Ltd
More readings Kitchen Essays by Agnes Jekyll No.2