Throwing aside the stifling patriarchy of late Victorian Britain, the Bloomsbury Group fostered a creative and vital way of living that encouraged debate and communications, usually while sitting at the dinner table. Part cookbook, part social and cultural history, Jans Ondaatje Rolls's book sheds new light on Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, Roger Fry, J.M. Keynes, and Lytton Strachey, collecting more than 180 recipes for dishes that take us into the very heart of their world through the meals they enjoyed. With sample menus from the group's long breakfasts and picnics and even the fictionalized dinner in Mrs. Dalloway, here are recipes for L'Etoile Fish Cakes, Hasty Stew, and Cambridge Zwieback Biscuits. A beautifully produced hardcover printed on heavy stock, the book also has 165 illustrations, including artwork by Vanessa Bell, Dora Carrington, and Duncan Grant, as well as dozens of vintage photos.
Author: Jans Ondaatje Rolls.