Food in England BBC tv

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Food in England BBC tv

Postby marshlander » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:02 pm

I just love Lucy Worsley, she presents history in such an unpretentious and cheerful way. Had been looking forward to lasts night's prog for ages and was not disappointed.

Link to the prog 6 days left as I write. Or download and you get 30 days to watch.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0 ... y_Hartley/

Here's the info;-As part of the Food, Glorious Food season, historian Lucy Worsley journeys across England and Wales in search of Dorothy Hartley, the long-forgotten writer of what is today considered to be one of the masterpieces of food writing, Food in England, published in 1954.

Hartley, these days a lost figure and forgotten author, spent her life between the two world wars travelling the length and breadth of the country in search of a rapidly vanishing rural Britain. She had the imagination to document and record, to photograph and illustrate (she was an accomplished artist and photographer as well as writer) the ways of life and the craft skills of farmers, labourers, village craftspeople, and itinerant workers. She recorded the way they worked, the tools they used, the techniques they adopted and the food they produced and prepared.
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Re: Food in England BBC tv

Postby grahamhobbs » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:06 pm

Thanks, programme not that great, but link to her books very useful.
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Re: Food in England BBC tv

Postby Mithril2 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:47 pm

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Re: Food in England BBC tv

Postby niknik » Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:38 pm

havent seen it ( will have to try and get hold of it tho¨!) but have very much been enjoying Breakfast, lunch and dinner with Clarissa Dickson -wright
which does also cover all social classes
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Re: Food in England BBC tv

Postby Mithril2 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:45 pm

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Re: Food in England BBC tv

Postby marshlander » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:24 am

Have been promised 'Food in England' as a Christmas pressie. :cheers:

Yes, also enjoyed breakfast lunch and dinner with Clarissa DW. Pleased that she's not been replaced with a bright young thing as is usual with presenters these days. As I get older I hear myself sounding like my mother :roll: Soon I'll be saying "Aren't the policemen young?" :iconbiggrin:
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Re: Food in England BBC tv

Postby Skippy » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:20 am

I've not seen all the programmes in this food season but the ones I have caught have been entertaining. The one about the sweets brought back several memories even though we don't eat many and Clarissa Dicken's denounceation of Mrs Beaton as a force of almost evil in British cookery was funny to watch as she tucked into carrots and aspahagus that had been boiled to death.
I've also seen the Georgian dinner recreated and part of another programme all about offal although even a trip to the last remaining tripe shop in the country won't make me try it again, once was enough :pukeright:


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Re: Food in England BBC tv

Postby Mithril2 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:01 pm

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Re: Food in England BBC tv

Postby Skippy » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:50 pm

Yes ,probably a generation thing. My mother (born in the 1930's ) always overboiled veg. I've seen carrots done for up to half an hour.


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Re: Food in England BBC tv

Postby marshlander » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:39 pm

Sprouts need to boil for at least half an hour, preferably with some bicarb added to keep a lovely bright green and destroy those nasty vitamins - don't they? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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