What a great book about Georgian culinary and medicine.
I really enjoyed that Rochford included Sabine Winn’s biography at the beginning of the book. Sabine is our hostess and collected the recipes and remedies that follow from friends, doctors, newspapers, cookbooks and her native land of Switzerland. She was the wife of Sir Rowland Winn, 5th Baronet Nostell and her life is worthy of a biography itself. Rochford has also converted measurement etc. so we as readers can have a go at creating some of these dishes, though he does mention that some will be impossible to recreate due to ingredients we don’t use in food now but are included for our amusement. Though included is a recipe for mince pie including meat that I may have to try out this coming festive period, my mince pies will contain mincemeat.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an E-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.