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Mock Toad-in-the-hole

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Mock Toad-in-the-Hole
and other vintage 'mock' dishes

By Farrah Knight (Author)
Mock Turtle Soup was famously mentioned in Lewis Carroll’s classic tale ‘Alice in Wonderland’, but due to the fact that Carroll invented a creature called a Mock Turtle, many people today believe the dish is purely fictitious!

Certainly there is no such creature, but the real soup recipe can be found in Mrs. Beeton’s renowned 19th century cookery book, and now within the pages of this recent collection - along with better-known taste-tempters such as mock cream and mock chicken.

Poverty and frugality were the mothers of many ‘mock’ dishes, as were crop failures and war.

During wartime, governments introduced rationing to cope with food shortages. People experimented, using cheap ingredients to produce expensive flavours.

Most of the vintage recipes have been reproduced here exactly as they originally appeared.

Now you, too, can save money and astonish your dinner guests!


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Product Details
  • Publication Date: Oct 31 2012

    ISBN/EAN13: 0987500112 / 9780987500113

    Page Count: 164

    Binding Type US Trade Paper

    Trim Size: 6" x 9"

    Language: English

    Color: Black and White

    Related Categories: Cooking / Entertaining
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Farrak Knight is a journalist who, as a child, was always intrigued by her grandmother's cookbooks. She used to spend hours leafing through them, marvelling at the alchemy of cookery and the weird and wonderful names attached to some of the recipes. Now at last she is sharing her delight with the world in these two unique and funny publications, complete with genuine illustrations from newspaper of the time.

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