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Can Mrs Beeton be beaten?

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This week marks the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Mrs Beeton's classic How to Cook.

Chef and food writer Gerard Baker, who has updated Mrs Beeton's recipes in his new book, and cook Clarissa Dickson Wright, discuss whether Mrs Beeton was as important to the development of English cooking as believed.


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