Times Change….. or do They


This week our Chancellor published his Mini Budget…. it was they say intended to help everyone and in particular, in his words, “the hardworking people” in these current tough financial times.  The general consensus was that it didn’t help anyone very much,

So may be this little Cook Book could be of more use.  First Published in 1852 and written by Queen Victoria’s Head Chef.  The intention was to help the Working Classes make the best of the food available to them.



There is even a section encouraging the Working Classes to make Soups for the ‘Poor’

This images above are from a facsimile Published in 1977.

It does of course beg the question … with today’s Soup Kitchens and Food Banks, has anything changed.


Times are strange and for an increasing number, getting tougher…… so as always

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

29th March

(C) David Oakes 2022

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