Burnett's classic story. Originally published in 1999 this reformat and re-release, due out 14 Jan 2020 from Quarto on their Harvard Common Press imprint, it's 112 pages and will be available in hardcover format.
This is a beautifully illustrated homage to good food and the settings and characters from the book.
The recipes are grouped by category: Yorkshire breakfasts, manor lunches, English tea, kitchen garden, Dickon's cottage food, taste of India, and garden picnics. The book is lavishly
and appealingly illustrated with large clear recipe and serving
photographs. Each of the recipes includes yields, prep and cooking
time, ingredients (including metric measurements, yay!), a short
description, and step by step instructions.
There's a comprehensive index at the end with cross-linked recipes. The author's writing
style is homey and friendly and for readers who like some culture with
their cookbooks, this one has a very classic and nostalgic feeling. There's a lot of
comfort and hospitality as well as quotes from The Secret Garden in hand illustrated whimsical sidebars scattered throughout.
Five stars for lovers of Victorian English cooking and for lovers of the original book. The recipes are not overly fancy or difficult, they're heirloom recipes.
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
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