The Good Fare and Cheer of Old England Author:Joan Parry Dutton This is a book primarily about the food of old England and the customs that have grown around it. It is also a book about England - the England of Shakespeare and Dickens,; of London, York and Canterbury; of thatched cottages and pastoral landscapes. — Traditional English food are every bit as distinctive and various as England's cathedral cities... more », her towns and villages, her cottages and gardens, her country house and her fine old inns. In the old days every festival, every opening date for fish and game was celebrated by a feast of the recognized special dish of the season.
In the "good time" of the past England enjoyed a great reputation for food. The author is at her best in conjuring up the delights of the English countryside. In addition to the fascinating story of eating customs, she gives more than a hundred recipes for the dishes that made English cooking famous.« less