The Piddle Valley Cookbook: The Favourite Recipes of the People of the Piddle Valley - ANON.London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1978, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Previous owners' name and date to the pastedown. The contents complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Includes: Recipes; Line drawings;
From the cover: “The Piddle Valley is in rural Dorset, the very heart of the Thomas Hardy country with deep valleys and rolling green hills, containing such villages as Plush, Piddlehinton, White Lackington and Piddletrenthide. Located in this last village is a beautiful fifteenth-century church, and it is the people of this church who have joined together to produce this book.
Here are over 200 tried-and-true concoctions, which contain the very best of traditional Dorset cooking with some exotic surprises thrown in. From soups and vegetable dishes to meat dishes, puddings, cakes and breads, the book also contains such wonderfully-named recipes as ‘Una’s Mother’s Flaky Pastry’, ‘Rumble Thumps’; ‘Hubble Bubble, ‘Hopel-Popel’ and ‘Great Grandfather’s Christmas Cake’. In addition many of the inns and restaurants of this area, which is fast acquiring a reputation as a gourmet’s paradise, have contributed recipes.”