[Sca-cooks] Mrs Cromwell was Protestants prohibited spices in England?

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Thu Jan 4 10:34:00 PST 2007

I actually have owned a copy of Mrs. Cromwell's Cookery Book since 1984
when the Cambridgeshire Libraries published it in a paperback. There's 
no evidence that she wrote it and it's thought to be a Royalist book  
written to show
what a poor housekeeper she was. The recipes are not bad.


Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius wrote:
> There's some interesting information here:
> http://www.thebookofdays.com/months/oct/8.htm
> concerning some of the culinary views of Cromwell's wife, whose name  
> was Elizabeth, but, I gather, commonly called Joan scroll down to  
> near the bottom... I believe I have some of her receipt book recipes  
> somewhere...
> Adamantius

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