Victory in the kitchen

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Georgina Landemare saw herself as ordinary, although her accomplishments – and the life she lived – were anything but. She started her career as a nursemaid and ended it cooking for Winston Churchill, a man to whom food was central, not only as a pleasure by itself, but as a diplomatic tool in a time when the world was embroiled in a worldwide war. A culinary biography: a life lived through food, ranging from rural Berkshire to wartime London, via Belle Epoque Paris and prohibition-era New York.

ISBN: 9781788160452 Author: Gray, Annie(Food hist Publisher: Profile Books Publication Date: 4th March 2021 Imprint: Profile Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 941.084092 (edition:23) Pages: 400 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , , ,

This is the story of a woman who was not a royal, not rich, not famous; someone who simply worked hard and enjoyed her life. But while Georgina Landemare saw herself as ordinary, her accomplishments were anything but. Georgina started her career as a nursemaid and ended it cooking for one of the best-known figures in British history: Winston Churchill.To him, food was central, not only as a pleasure but as a diplomatic tool at a time when the world was embroiled in war.With this eager eater and his skilled cook, ranging from rural Berkshire to wartime London, via Belle Epoque Paris and prohibition-era New York, Annie Gray shows how life in service – and food – changed during the huge upheavals of the twentieth century.

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