To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness.
I bought this book for my daughter , but on seeing it and reading a few pages I have quickly ordered a copy for myself . I loved the mix of history and recipes . Pride and Pudding is a beautiful presented and well designed book , it's very interesting to read a and well exceptionally researched , some of the recipes are intriguing and their history fascinating . These days we mostly think of pudding as a sweet treat forgetting about savoury puddings this book reminds us of their existence . This beautifully produced book with georgous photography is well worthy of shelf space .
No matter where I travel, I really feel that puddings are something that the British do really well (dare I say, best) and so I was keen to read this history of British puddings – both savoury and sweet. If you can, do buy the paper copy of this book – this hardback is a thing of beauty and is designed like a Mrs Beeton’s cookbook. Indeed, it is much more than a cookbook, as it combines history with delicious recipes and is a joy to read, as well as offering many tempting treats to try yourself.
Each recipe included contains the original recipe and the historical background. This book is written by a ‘Flemish girl,’ in her own words. However, her love for British food; for the traditions and history involved, shines through every page. As the medieval proverb says, “All the proof of a pudding is in the eating…” so, if you enjoy cooking then this will certainly appeal to you. This includes Boiled and Steamed puddings, Baked puddings, Batter puddings, Bread puddings, Jellies, milk puddings and ices, plus Master recipes.
The photography is stunning and, if you are interested in the history of food, this is an enjoyable to read as to cook from. This would make a brilliant present for any foodie in your life – but do buy yourself a copy too. It really is too tempting not to.
This book is brilliant, it's amazing to be able to make such historic puddings, then add one's own variations to flavourings. Since having the book I have had to make a delightful collection of antique jelly / bancmange moulds, nothing causes a laugh like a shaking jelly!! Have had no difficulty following any of the recipies and have tried both savoury and sweet, it's amazing to think that both I and Jane Austen have eaten the same cabbage pudding!! Cannot recommend this book highly enough.
ordered two books. One for myself, one for a present. Both books arrived with damaged and dirty covers. Sent them back. As for the contents - was not impressed at all. Of the entire book, only two-three recipes are appealing. The photos are not that impressive either, I've seen cook books with much more attractive pictures .
Each chapter of Pride and Pudding has interesting historical information to convey. There are lots of excerpts of published pieces from England over time, including old recipes and modernised recipes. The photos have a Flemish olde worlde humorous quality. It’s a good read! The recipes look great, by the way.
I am doing some posts for a local heritage group and doing some research on older recipes. This book is just wonderful - good to read - lovely photos and the recipes I have tried have been great. The treacle sponge pudding is wonderful and using a bay leaf to flavour custard is the best idea ever - will only use this now!
I have lots of cookery books and amongst them lots on British cooking and puddings, in all senses of the word. This has introduced me to recipes I didn't know, history I hadn't heard and does so in a very accessible way. It is also a beautiful object with wonderful photography and illustration. I firmly believe that British cooking, if done well, is up there with the finest in the world. If I needed to prove the point I'd use this book.
What a gorgeous book! The binding is really lovely, and the variety of recipes and images are inspired. Recipes have a history to accompany them, and include both sweet and savoury recipes. Definitely one to pore over! It's clear this book has been a real labour of love for Regula.
I was a bit dubious about getting this, but it is brilliant: detailed, informative, quirky, accurate, and an excellent complement to my old familiar go-to pudding recipe book which is Mary Norwak's English Puddings. If you like that, you'll love this too.