Rosemary Hill: The Cult of Elizabeth David, 9 December 1999
Show More Elizabeth David: A Biography by Lisa Chaney.
Pan, 482 pp., £10, September 1999, 0 330 36762 5Show More
Waiting at the Kitchen Table. Elizabeth David: The Authorised Biography by Artemis Cooper.
Viking, 364 pp., £20, November 1999, 0 7181 4224 1Show More
“... was in the bitter winter of 1946-47, in a drab hotel in Ross-on-Wye, where she had retreated with George Lassalle, an old flame from Cairo whose marriage had also been a flop, that David began to write Mediterranean Food. She had become increasingly interested in food during her six years of enforced travel, teaching herself to cook, mostly by talking to ...”