The king’s kitchens and my birthday supper
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.