Plats du Jour
Patience Gray Primrose Boyd
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Dec 11, 2018 - 18:21 PM By Patience Gray Primrose Boyd

Plats du Jour was one of Jane Grigson s favourite books if ever she saw one in a jumble sale she bought it to give as a present For, as the well known food historian, Alan Davidson, wrote, it is a very good book indeed Its principal ingredients, the knowledge and amiable enthusiasm of the authors, have given it a lasting value And he pointed out that it is a very oriPlats du Jour was one of Jane Grigson s favourite books if ever she saw one in a jumble sale she bought it to give as a present For, as the well known food historian, Alan Davidson, wrote, it is a very good book indeed Its principal ingredients, the knowledge and amiable enthusiasm of the authors, have given it a lasting value And he pointed out that it is a very original cookery book, written in unpretentious language, in an unprescriptive, relaxed way by two cooks with whom it is easy to identify.David Gentleman believes that Patience Gray and Primrose Boyd s admirable and practical Plats du Jour is every bit as good as Elizabeth David In fact, in terms of sales and influence it was Patience Gray and Primrose Boyd who were the pioneers in introducing English cooks to French everyday cookery Plats du Jour sold 50,000 copies in the first few months after publication and 100,000 in the next three years, an astonishing amount at the time It was only in the 1960s that Elizabeth David started to become a symbol of the transformation of English middle class eating habits Before that Plats du Jour was the favourite and influential French cookery book.
  • Title: Plats du Jour
  • Author: Patience Gray Primrose Boyd
  • ISBN: 9781903155608
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Paperback

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^ Dec 11, 2018 - 18:21 PM
This book must have been an absolute bombshell when it hit the British market in 1957. One doesn’t have to read many English cookery books to realise how very plain (and in some instances surely semi-inedible) food was in Britain through two World Wars, the Depression of the 1930s, and lengthy post WW2 rationing. The written detail in the recipes given in this book is excellent. The authors have made no assumptions about the reader of their book; even so, the first owner of my copy must surely [...]
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Tim Dec 11, 2018 - 18:21 PM
A compendium of ' Foreign Food ' rather says it all!As possibly a totally new introduction to housewives this set out to explore many standard recipes in various European countries does it very well, not sure of some of the techniques but one assumes they were written from advice by cooks from the relevant country, or indeed from their own visits.First published in 1957, then 1958 and finally in 1961, all by Penguin in paperback, in it would appear not very good quality paper. I have all three e [...]
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Plats du Jour By Patience Gray Primrose Boyd Plats du Jour was one of Jane Grigson s favourite books if ever she saw one in a jumble sale she bought it to give as a present For, as the well known food historian, Alan Davidson, wrote, it is a very good book indeed Its principal ingredients, the knowledge and amiable enthusiasm of the authors, have given it a lasting value And he pointed out that it is a very oriPlats du Jour was one of Jane Grigson s favourite books if ever she saw one in a jumble sale she bought it to give as a present For, as the well known food historian, Alan Davidson, wrote, it is a very good book indeed Its principal ingredients, the knowledge and amiable enthusiasm of the authors, have given it a lasting value And he pointed out that it is a very original cookery book, written in unpretentious language, in an unprescriptive, relaxed way by two cooks with whom it is easy to identify.David Gentleman believes that Patience Gray and Primrose Boyd s admirable and practical Plats du Jour is every bit as good as Elizabeth David In fact, in terms of sales and influence it was Patience Gray and Primrose Boyd who were the pioneers in introducing English cooks to French everyday cookery Plats du Jour sold 50,000 copies in the first few months after publication and 100,000 in the next three years, an astonishing amount at the time It was only in the 1960s that Elizabeth David started to become a symbol of the transformation of English middle class eating habits Before that Plats du Jour was the favourite and influential French cookery book.

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