Category Archives: Granny Robertsons Cookbook

To Catch A Crook

As a last foray into the ‘Eagle Annual’ for the time being here is a very innocent, very un-PC look at the world of the ‘stiff-lipped-upper-class-sergeant-Bruce-of-the-Yard’ and the lesser breed of ‘ill-educated-but-clever-lower-class-career- criminal-mastermind-Burke-the-Peterman’ The language alone is a dead give-away! … Continue reading

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Home Economics, 30’s Style

The advertisement opposite comes from Good Housekeeping magazine and dates back to the early thirties. It aims to promote home produced goods or at least British Empire produced goods in order to help the domestic economy. A familiar theme even … Continue reading

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An Englishman’s Home . . .

Can it be that you have decided to buy yourself a home? In today’s market that is no easy task, what with the maze of legal work, negotiations with surveyors and solicitors and the all important finding of a good … Continue reading

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A Poetic Interlude

Granny Robertsons Cookbook consists of more than just recipes and cookery tips. It also has little gems like this tucked away in it. The illustrations are excellent though I have no idea of the identity of the artist. All the … Continue reading

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The Liebster Award

Many thanks go to Mein Host at http://britishfoodhistory.wordpress.com for presenting me with the Liebster Blog Award! It surprised me somewhat but it is always a nice thing to be recognised. I must apologise for the lateness of my response, due … Continue reading

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Granny Robertson

After nearly a year of using her name, I now feel that it is time to  show her in all her glory! Mrs Kathleen Macay Robertson, please step forward – A lovely family photo. The babe in arms is my … Continue reading

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Butter Sculpture

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! In Classic Cusine, the dressing of a buffet table was an art. Any ‘Woman of Substance’ would know that the state of her table emphasised her (or rather her husbands) rank and status. Merely … Continue reading

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Welcome

This blog is designed to bring to the fore the concept of a return to a diet of simple, understated food. The past century saw such enormous strides in the provision and preparation of food that a lot of the old … Continue reading

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