Sophia Waugh

Sophia Waugh

Cooking People: The Writers Who Taught the English How to Eat

Sunday 30 March 2014

1 Hour


Christ Church: Blue Boar



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Novelist and biographer Sophia Waugh looks back at the cookery writers of the past and shows how they have changed the way we eat. She also gives her own interesting perspective on domestic cookery today. Waugh goes back to Hannah Woolley, the 17th-century author who was the first to make a living out of cookery writing, and traces the genre to the much-loved writing of Isabella Beeton and Elizabeth David. Cooking People gives an insight into the domestic cookery at the heart of our culture and includes recipes that still work today.

Waugh is author of four novels and a biography of Marina, Duchess of Kent.