Fabulous Fanny Cradock : TV's Outrageous Queen of Cuisine, Hardback Book

Fabulous Fanny Cradock : TV's Outrageous Queen of Cuisine Hardback


While Fanny Cradock berated Margaret Thatcher for wearing `cheap shoes and clothes', wrote off Eamonn Andrews as a `blundering amateur', and famously was forced to apologise for insulting another TV cook, her cookery programmes - which she presented in evening gown, drop ear-rings, pearls, and thick make-up, booming orders to her partner Johnnie, a gentle, monocled stooge who was portrayed as an amiable drunk - were watched by millions.

They were hugely influential: the Queen Mother told Fanny that they were `mainly responsible' for the improvement in catering standards since the war; Keith Floyd declared that `she changed the whole nation's cooking attitudes'; for Esther Rantzen `she created the cult of the TV chef'.

Lavishly illustrated, this is a fun, entertaining portrait of this infamous woman.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Television
  • ISBN: 9780750945455



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