Your Family History - - Food, Glorious Food! -

If your an­ces­tors were wealthy, they would have em­ployed a cook and at least one other maid to cre­ate and serve all their meals. Even the up­wardly mo­bile mid­dle-classes kept a maid or two as a sta­tus sym­bol. You can find out whether your fore­bears em­ployed ser­vants from the cen­sus.

Mrs Bee­ton’s works had a huge im­pact on the Vic­to­rian kitchen

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