Elizabeth David's Christmas

David, Elizabeth

Norman, Jill

ISBN: 0718146700

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Over the many years of her amazing career, Elizabeth David wrote many articles and recipes for the festive season of Christmas. After much discussion of the subject of creating a book for Christmas, she put together a collection of articles,extracts, recipes and notes but alas were never published in her lifetime. After her death this file was discovered among her papers.

This book includes the file in its entirety with over 150 recipes, articles and extracts. Elizabeth David understood the pressure that Christmas preparation puts on many of us. She takes a very light hearted view of the Christmas meal and puts far more emphasis on relaxing and enjoying oneself. Along with lots of traditional christmas fair such as Roast Turkey and Plum Pudding, she suggest more unusual recipes to celebrate the festive season with including Swedish Roast Duck and Torrone Molle - uncooked chocolate cake. This recipe selection offers something for everyone in family including yummy Chocolate Ice-Cream (a favourite with Elizabeth David's sister and her family).

This book is a joy to read, with plenty of enticing recipes and far superior than the mundane selection of Christmas cookbooks that fill the shops shelves leading up to the festive season.