Elaine Lemm and Gilli Cliff
This week I worked at the 150th Great Yorkshire Show which this year was visited by the Queen. One role I had at the show was a cookery demonstration in the Great Yorkshire Cookery Theatre alongside fellow food writer Gilli Cliff cooking recipes from the great book.
Alongside the cooking we read passages from the book; Mrs Beeton extolling the virtues of buying local, seasonal food - a very modern message - her views on the running of a household and one pertinent passage on not wasting food which was almost word for word what Prime Minister Gordon Brown had to say on the matter in the press this week.
If you want to see and hear more of what Gilli and I were talking about, watch a short video from the show.
More about Mrs Beeton's Book
Based on one of Mrs Beeton's Recipes