|"For now I am loved, I am as whole as two half sugar globes spun back together as one.|
|When I researched Georgian Cookery on Ivan Day’s course at his farm in Cumbria (www.historicfood.com), I was thrilled to find a glut of the golden fruits in a kitchen complete with a bright fire, spits and lots of complicated ironwork. “Taffety Tart” was on the menu, a British confection that Biddy Leigh, the heroine of my novel AN APPETITE FOR VIOLETS, bakes with “white fleshed pippins, pink quince, and a cinnamon stick that smelled like a breeze from the Indies.” I knew at once that Biddy should begin her gastronomic journey with the homely British challenge of turning a glut of glorious autumn fruit into a delicious tart. British food didn’t always receive a bad press; in the 1690s even a Frenchman, Monsieur Misson, praised the variety of puddings: “To come in Pudding Time is as much as to say, to come in the most lucky moment in the World.”|
And you think you've got it bad? Oh..let this story take you to another world. Its a social history and yet there is such an intriguing mystery to this book. Its definitely a keeper to get you through the holidays!