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Dorset's farms, landscapes and coast have provided its cooks with some of the most varied recipes of any county in England. Drawing largely on original Dorset recipe books kept by Dorset women, some as early as the seventeenth century, Jo Draper has chosen more than a hundred of the very best, bringing them up to date with a zest and sense of enjoyment that will awaken even the dullest appetite. In a delightful introduction Jo describes the food that was eaten in the county both by the rich and the poor, shopping and housekeeping, feasts and festivals, cooking methods, and foods that can still be harvested from the wild. Illustrated with a range of old and new photographs, drawings, paintings and adverts, "Dorset Food" also includes an invaluable list of local food suppliers and farmers markets.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750944588
ISBN-10: 0750944587
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jo Draper

Jo Draper has lived in Dorset for twenty-five years and has worked in the county for even longer. She is author of more than twenty-five local history books, including Dorset: The Complete Guide, and is currently working at Lyme Regis Museum. Jo lives in Dorchester.

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