Author of the Month: Elizabeth David
Our author of the month for March is the British food writer Elizabeth David. Before David came on the scene in the postwar years of austerity Britain, ingredients such as olive oil, aubergines and garlic were regarded with extreme suspicion by most of the country’s cooks. Her books, from A Book of Mediterranean Food (1950) to English Bread and Yeast Cookery (1977), transformed the way we eat in this country, introducing us to new influences from abroad as well as reuniting us with the traditions of Britain’s culinary past.
Throughout March we’ll be celebrating her continuing legacy with a table and window display of her work. You can see and read about some of them here, or come round to Bury Place to drool over them in person.