The Knight Family Cookbook

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The Knight Family Cookbook

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The Knight family’s recipes were passed down to Edward Austen Knight and, as a regular diner at ‘the Great House’, Jane Austen may well have tasted some of its culinary delights.

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Your chance to buy a facsimile copy of this beautiful handwritten cook book that has belonged to the Knight Family since the late 18th Century.

Compiled on behalf of Thomas Knight for his sister, it is a fascinating example of the manuscript cook books kept by women in charge of households.

The book was composed at the time of an important milestone in the history of female literacy, as more women were now able to write down and read ‘receipts’ for cooking and home medicine.

The Knight family’s recipes were passed down to Edward Austen Knight and, as a regular diner at ‘the Great House’, Jane Austen may well have tasted some of its culinary delights.

As well as being an important and interesting document, the book is a delight to browse through. Alongside recipes for A Great Cake and Blanc-Mange, sit the less appealing Snail’s Milk and Pickled Pigeons.

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Weight 750 g
Dimensions 241 × 160 × 25 mm

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