How Mrs. Beeton’s cookbook gave its readers a recipe for power. Imagine, for a moment, that it’s 1893 and you’re a young British woman planning a dinner party. You’re a newly minted member of the middle classes, eager to impress your guests. But with a new and baffling array of foodstuffs on offer, how on earth will you decide what to serve? Steamships and refrigeration mean that produce can now be imported from the farthest …read more
Dylan Brethour is a freelance journalist and editor living in London. She’s also a writer and site editor for the human rights charity RightsInfo. Dylan tweets at @DylanBrethour.