Mrs. Charles Darwin's Recipe Book : Revived and Illustrated, Hardback Book

Mrs. Charles Darwin's Recipe Book : Revived and Illustrated Hardback

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While husband Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species changed the way we viewed evolution, there was another book, written by a different Darwin, that shed light on Victorian style, taste, and family life.

Unknown to the general public until now, Mrs. Charles Darwin compiled a cookery notebook filled with culinary instruction and personal anecdotes about everyday life in the Darwin household.

Featuring facsimile representations of Emma's original recipes, each one tested by authors Dusha Bateson and Weslie Janeway, 'Mrs. Charles Darwin's Recipe Book, Revived and Illustrated' offers a rare glimpse behind the kitchen and dining-room doors of one of the Victorian era's most eminent families.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144 pages, 100 Colour
  • Publisher: Glitterati Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General cookery & recipes
  • ISBN: 9780980155730



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A delightful if rather meager number of recipes. The commentary on the Darwin's family life was interesting as well.