Good Taste By Caroline Scott

Good Taste By Caroline Scott

Good taste is in the eye of the beholder….

England, 1932, and the country is in the grip of the Great Depression. To lift the spirits of the nation, Stella Douglas is tasked with writing a history of food in England. It’s to be quintessentially English and will remind English housewives of the old ways, and English men of the glory of their country. The only problem is – much of English food is really from, well, elsewhere…

So, Stella sets about unearthing recipes from all corners of the country, in the hope of finding a hidden culinary gem. But what she discovers is rissoles, gravy, stewed prunes and lots and lots of oatcakes.

Longing for something more thrilling, she heads off to speak to the nation’s housewives. But when her car breaks down and the dashing and charismatic Freddie springs to her rescue, she is led in a very different direction….

My Thoughts:

I couldn’t wait to start this book, a book that is centred around food is my idea of heaven. The amount of research that has gone in to this book is awesome, Caroline has really pulled it out of the bag with this heavenly novel. I found Stella the main character very warming and easy to connect with, she has a real passion for her job. I found it a fascinating insight into the world of English nostalgia and the way the world has changed since then. I hope Caroline writes another book along these lines as it was a wonderful insight into the world of food.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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