As I mentioned in a previous post dedicated to Mrs. Beeton, the original domestic goddess of the 20th century, her book The Book of Household Management was a helpful source for developing the dinner scenes for the popular Downton Abbey series.
This was a popular cookery source book for women of Mrs. Patmore’s generation, so I have been working through the pages available online at mrs.beeton.com to research typical recipes of that era. The book was first published in 1861 and is still in circulation. You can order your own copy of the abridged version at Amazon. Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management: Abridged edition Continue reading »