Hannah Glasse

Hannah Glasse (1708-1780) is the author of The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy, first published in 1747. A bestselling cookbook for over a hundred years, the book gave plain and easy instructions for low-cost fine dining and revolutionised the meals of the middle classes. Considered the 'mother of the dinner party' by Clarissa Dickson-Wright and much admired since the time of its writing, Glasses's trademark dishes include curry and roast hare.