Woman’s Realm Cookbook, 1988, Christine France: Comprehensive, general cookbook compiled by Christine France and published by Octopus Books, London, in 1988. France was Cookery Editor of the then-popular British weekly magazine, Woman’s Realm. Over-sized, hard cover book with dust jacket. 304 pages. Dust jacket has issues. Book is in mint condition. Definitely gift quality. Difficult to find title.
This jam-packed cookbook with many full-page, full-color photographs has chapters on starters, soups, meat, poultry and game, fish, vegetables, salads, sauces, hot puddings, cold desserts, pastry, cakes, biscuits and breads, sweet-making, preserving, freezing, drinks, microwave cookery, catering for a crowd, and cooking for one. Again, mint condition. If you are looking for food common in England, this is your cookbook!
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