British Cooking has received a great deal of opprobrium over the recent years. Many look to the continent for good cooking. Meanwhile undisturbed by this reputation every day delicious dishes and meals are been served in Britain over the centuries..
Cookery books are major sellers, being of universal interest. They are the recordings of how food was prepared and reflect the cooking practices of the era in which the book was written. Cookery books in English are to be found from the 14th century from the cooks serving Richard II. Through out the ages these writers emphasise the joys of cooking rather than buying ready made meals.
Kate Colquhoun has written a history of British Cooking through the ages. This account starts in the medieval ages and comes to modern times.
Taste, The story of Britain through its cooking Bloomsbury
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- Martin Eastwood