- Brossura: 128 pagine
- Editore: Penguin USA (P); Reprint edizione (novembre 2002)
- Lingua: Inglese
- ISBN-10: 014200166X
- ISBN-13: 978-0142001660
- Peso di spedizione: 290 g
Get An Omelette and a Glass of Wine first, then this one if you want more.
At the age of 16, this daughter of the landed gentry was sent to France for a cultural education and came home with a lifelong passion for good cooking. "Is There a Nutmeg in the House" is a complilation of her writings from forty years, some of which has not been published before.
David's writing style is recognizably British, opinionated, chatty, not excessively organized, and a bit "fussy", for want of a better term. This only added to the pleasure of reading her, for this reviewer; although a person used to the standard American format for providing recipes, with the ingredients listed in the order of combination, and step by step instruction, will not find that in David.
Elizabeth David was a national treasure for England, and her lifelong passion for "cookery" earns her a place on the bookshelf of many American kitchens as well.