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The author of the book: Agnes Jekyll
Edition: Persephone Books
Date of issue: January 1st 2009
ISBN: 1906462038
ISBN 13: 9781906462031
Language: English
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First published in The Times (London) during the 1920s, Kitchen Essays explains the proper way to make Lobster Newburg while offering fascinating insight into the social history of England.

Agnes Jekyll felt that cooking should fit the occasion and temperament and states that “a large crayfish or lobster rearing itself menacingly on its tail seems quite at home on a sideboard of a Brighton hotel-de-luxe, but will intimidate a shy guest at a small dinner-party.” And that “a hardy sportsman should not be fed in the same way as a depressed financier.”

Agnes Jekyll (1860–1937) was the daughter of William Graham, Liberal MP for Glasgow and patron of the Pre-Raphaelites. A celebrated hostess and entertainer, her first dinner party included Robert Browning, John Ruskin, and Edward Burne-Jones. She lived in Surrey, England.

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Ebook Kitchen Essays read Online! Dame Agnes Graham Jekyll DBE (12 October 1861 – 28 January 1937) was a Scottish-born British artist, writer and philanthropist. The daughter of William Graham, Liberal MP for Glasgow (1865-1874) and patron of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, she was educated at home by governesses, and later attended King's College London.

She was created a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 1918 for her public works. Lady Jekyll first published Kitchen Essays (1922) in The Times, reprinted in 2001 by Persephone Books, "in which she was persuaded to pass on some of the wit and wisdom of her rare gift for clever and imaginative housekeeping".

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