Thursday, 22 January 2015
A catchier title would be The Taste of Wolf Hall. I devoured this fascinating book over a few days last week and, as it's full of relatively easy-to-recreate recipes, I have grand plans for sweet potato pie and biscuits baked in mussel shells, then boiled in a sugar glaze (alas, only discovered after I had mussels for supper and chucked all the shells!)
There was lots of food in Hilary Mantel's novels and I seem to remember that Thomas Cromwell (at least, the fictional Cromwell) took a keen interest in sauces.
So I'm keeping an eye on the television series to see what they're dishing up ... only herrings and salad last night, but it was Lent!