Dr Annie Gray: Serving Winstonthe life and times of Georgina Landemare, Churchill’s longest-serving cook 19th February
Georgina Landemare was the longest serving cook for Churchill across Downing Street, Chequers and Chartwell. The talk will cover her life and career along with the food she cooked, the impact of rationing at No.10, and the relationship she had with her illustrious employers. We’ll talk plovers’ eggs and Boodles orange fool, but also look at the Creamola puddings and dried egg omelettes cooked for the staff.
The talk is both a celebration of a determined cook, and a reminder that behind every great man lies a woman who can make a mean custard.
Dr Annie Gray is one of Britain's leading food historians. She is a panelist on BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet and appears regularly on TV, including regular appearances on The Victorian Bakers and on food programmes with Nigel Slater, Heston Blumenthal and James Martin. She is the author of several books including The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook and the book Victory in the Kitchen: the Life of Churchill's Cook to accompany this talk is released this month and copies will be available to purchase.