Jane Grigson was born in Gloucester, England and brought up in Sunderland, where her father George Shipley McIntire was town clerk. She attended Sunderland Church High School and Casterton School, Westmorland, then went on to Newnham College, Cambridge University, where she read English. On graduating from university in 1949, she spent three months in Florence.
This is one of those cookbooks that's much more than a collection of recipes, although there are plenty of them. The author insists that her work is "about enjoying food," which, she says, "is something to be thought about in the same way as any other aspect of human existence." Dishes using pigeons and rabbits might make some people cringe, but there's enough featuring more usual fare that makes this worth considering. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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