Katherine Mansfield Cook Book
The Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society has produced a small, yet perfectly formed cookbook featuring the food eaten and written about by the beloved New Zealand writer.
Mansfield scholar Nicola Saker has brought together references from Mansfield's life, from her childhood in Wellington to her bohemian life in England, with accompanying recipes.
The dishes here evoke the 1920s' sometimes-modest, sometimes-lavish style of eating, but all are able to cooked with ingredients found today. There are "luncheon" recipes for curried eggs, welsh rarebit and chestnut curry, sweets and puddings including medlar jelly, coffee cream, and something called Urewera Camp Cake. The recipes are interspersed with entertaining asides gleaned from Mansfield's letters and notebooks.
This book is both charming and practical, and although Katherine Mansfield's Birthplace is not a Heritage New Zealand property, by selling this cook book we are supporting their work in heritage.
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