Eliza Acton

Born: 1799 | Died: 1859 | Grave: I 047 | Category: Literature | Tags: Cookery, Delia Smith, History of Food, Mrs Beeton, Poet, Writer

Eliza Acton wrote the first modern English cookery book,  Modern Cookery for Private Families, aimed at the ordinary reader rather than at professional cooks. She introduced the now-universal practice of listing the ingredients and suggested cooking times with each recipe. She moved to Hampstead in the 1850s, living in Keats Grove. Isabella Beeton’s bestselling Mrs…

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