Thanks to Calendars.com for sending me a copy of the utterly awesome Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.
Downton Abbey is coming back and it can’t come soon enough. It’s been a long, long wait since last season.
I need to satisfy my hunger!
But wait I must. So in the meantime, I’m drooling over the delicious delicacies (and gawking over some of the less delicious sounding ones as well) of the Downton Era. They are all right here in the The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook. This timely cookbook explores recipes of the era that both the staff and residents of Downton Abbey might have enjoyed.
Dining with the Crawley’s must try list:
- Crunchy Fig and Blue Cheese Tarts
- Velvety Cream of Mushroom Soup
- Filet Mignon with Foie Gras and Truffle Sauce (though I may need my own Mrs Patmore to assist)
- The Dowager Countesses’ Dark Chocolate Trifle
- The English Trifle
Sustenance for the Staff must try list:
- Spicy Classic Kedgeree
- Classic Cornish Pasty
- Magnificent Mutton Stew
- Tom Branson’s Guinness Corned Beef
- Treacle Tart
Not so much…
- The Earl of Grantham’s Green Turtle Soup
- O’Brien’s Black Pudding
While these recipes were fascinating to read, I’m not so sure I’d want to sample!
This book is a great read and a fun jumping off point for some experimental cooking. Something to keep you busy while you count down the days till the new season. The Unofficial Downton Abby Cookbook is available at Calendars.com where you can also find Downton Abbey calendars, to aide you in your countdown.
Until then, I’ll be in the kitchen, trying new recipes and wishing I had Mrs Patmore to coach me and a staff to do the cleaning up.