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2nd May 2024


Florence White was born in Peckham and grew up in South London. She wrote the classic and highly influential Good Things in England, a manifesto for the merits of English cookery. In 1926 she set up the English Folk Cookery Association to further ensure that traditional recipes which had been passed down, but not in written form, were not lost. Her book is still one of the most important primary sources for those interested in English culinary history.

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