Writing at the kitchen table : The authorized biography of Elizabeth David

by Artemis Cooper

Hardcover, 2000




New York : Ecco Press, 2000.


While still a girl, Elizabeth Gwynne longed to escape from the horsy, country-house world in which she was brought up. After being finished in Paris and Munich, she went on the stage, but she was restless and unsettled.

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LibraryThing member cnzeribe
I started this book some time ago, made it midway and put it down. On a recent trip for Christmas overseas, I packed the book and finished it. I love reading the biographies of personalities like Elizabeth David. Like her American counterpart Julia Child, she helped change the way home cooks approach food. Both started finding their way in the midst of war at more mature ages .For those that love food and a bit of history thrown in this is a wonderful read. I admit , I did lose a bit of interest during the end of war years, but became riveted again when the subject returned home and started her true calling. After reading about Elizabeth David I would like to collect her works.… (more)



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