Kitchen Essays (Persephone Classics)
by Agnes Jekyll
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Country friends have flocked to London for a little shopping, and you’d like to offer them luncheon. Or perhaps your cook’s mother has developed one of those sudden and disastrous illnesses endemic among cooks’ mothers during the holidays. Or maybe you’d like to prepare “a restrained and anglicized Bouillabaisse” for guests who refrain from meat. What do you do?
In the early 1920s, you could open The Times and find advice, complete with recipes, in a series of graceful, anonymous “Kitchen Essays,” the work of one Agnes Jekyll. This Jekyll was neither the famous garden designer (that was her sister-in-law, Gertrude) nor a character in the Robert Louis Stevenson novella (Stevenson, a friend of Gertrude’s brother, borrowed the Jekyll family name for his hero), but a celebrated hostess of Pre-Raphaelite painters
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