Published in 1991
Roald Dahl's Cookbook recreates the many wonderful meals that have been enjoyed by the Dahl family and their friends around the farmhouse table at Gipsy House.
Roald Dahl's Cookbook, liberally spiced with lively anecdotes, recreates the many wonderful meals that have been enjoyed by the Dahl family and their friends around the farmhouse table at Gipsy House.
Originally published in 1991 as Memories with Food at Gipsy House, Roald Dahl's Cookbook was written during the last year of Roald's life. He and his wife, Felicity "Liccy" Dahl, put the book together. It includes hundreds of recipes created by Liccy, Roald, their family and friends, and several cooks who worked with the Dahl family over the years.
But Roald Dahl's Cookbook is not just a recipe book. It is a real insight into the Dahl's family life with photos, illustrations by Quentin Blake, and, of course, wonderful stories. There's Roald's long chapter on chocolate, including a potted history of what he called the "seven glorious years" of chocolate revolution. There's a tribute to his mother, Sofie Magdalene Hesselberg. And there are tales told by Roald's wife and his children that give us just a little taste of what life in the Dahl family was like.
After his death Liccy Dahl set up the Roald Dahl Foundation, now known as Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity, in Roald's memory. All the royalties from Roald Dahl's Cookbook go to the charity, which works to make life better for seriously ill children.
If I were a headmaster I would get rid of the history teacher and get a chocolate teacher instead.
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The Roald Dahl Cookbook