Mrs. Charles Darwin's Recipe Book
Dusha Bateson & Weslie Janeway


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It's more than a cookbook.

Mrs. Charles Darwin's Recipe Book reveals a lifestyle at the top of English society and intelligentsia. This treasure trove of fifty-five recipes includes unlikely dishes such as Turnips Cresselly and Penally Pudding, and even contains the recipe for boiling rice written in Charles Darwin's own hand.

The image of Darwin standing over a pot of boiling rice with his pocket watch in hand is one to savor, along with every other vestige of the lost kitchen come back to life here.

Lovers of cooking, history, Victoriana, and botany alike will devour this rich culinary exploration that has all the diversity and excitement of one of Charles Darwin's botanical adventures.

ISBN: 978-0-9801557-3-0
176 pages; 8 1/2 x 9 1/2"; hardcover;
100 photos


Dusha Bateson
Weslie Janeway