At RBG Kew, one of the most charming areas for me are the King’s kitchens and the kitchen’s garden.
On the second floor is a small room with chairs and some lovely reproduction books and menus from King George’s era.
One book I was particularly captivated by was The Compleat Housewife 1727!
And, as we were making a roast lamb for my birthday supper, I decided to take some points.
…and on roasting lamb.
Crikey, didn’t learn this in Cordon Bleu. 😀
By the time we got home I forgot the lot, so relied on my own methods.
But the lamb was amazing.
And so were the roasted potatoes and Mediterranean veggies.
I did have a bit of an Olde English flourish with my chocolate cake though and decorated with rose petals and wild flowers. 😀
I might need to add that lovely little book to my old cookery book collection. 😀
Do you collect old books? Actually, I can’t resist old gardening books. Love those.