Life in the Victorian Kitchen
Culinary Secrets and Servants' Stories
Life in a 19th-century kitchen could be tough and exacting, and staff below stairs needed a broader range of skills than ever before, as new and exotic ingredients were arriving from around the Empire. Using case studies and detailed research, Karen Foy examines Victorian cuisine through the seasons (with some recipes), and discusses useful tools and the sourcing of ingredients as well as introducing early cookery writers, including Catherine Dickens.
Ancestors in the Attic
Making Family Memorabilia into History
Boxes of photographs, old tickets, postcards, ration books, letters, diaries - such things are waiting to be found in attics, and could provide valuable information about a family's past. Using such documents and memorabilia, we can piece together the everyday lives of our ancestors, and explore events, secrets and relationships. Karen Foy's accessible, illustrated guide shows how to interpret different types of memorabilia to enhance your understanding of your family history.