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Victory in the Kitchen

The Life of Churchill's Cook
Narrated by: Annie Gray
Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
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Summary

Victory in the Kitchen is a culinary biography: a life lived through food, ranging from rural Berkshire to wartime London, via Belle Epoque Paris and prohibition-era New York. 

While Georgina Landemare saw herself as ordinary, her accomplishments, and the life she lived, were anything but. 

She started her career as a nursemaid and ended it cooking for one of the best-known figures in British history, Winston Churchill, a man to whom food was central as a diplomatic tool in a time when the world was embroiled in a worldwide war. 

Annie Gray contextualises 20th-century food through two figures who were both intimately involved with it. Recipes include Georgina's German Kougelhof, Boodle's Orange, Mousse de Maple and 'Chocolat Cake Good'.

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