This engaging and historically accurate cookbook presents more than 100 recipes that showcase the intrinsic role of food in the Crawley household and narrative—and bring this exciting gastronomic time to modern kitchens and Downton fans.
The period between 1912 and 1926, when Downton Abbey is set, was a tumultuous one and marked by numerous significant historical events and huge technological advances. Culuturally it was a time of jazz, art deco, and evolving Victorian values. The recipes included here reflect all the influences found on the Downton Abbey tables, upstairs and down. They are adapted from original recipes published or written down between 1875 and 1930 and have all been chosen to be easily made in a modern kitchen.