THE kitchen was very much the heart of the home in country houses the length and breadth of Britain. Although this hive of activity was kept behind closed doors and often hidden away in the bowels of vast mansions, these rooms ensured that the house and those who lived in it were provisioned. Country houses were formerly self-sufficient to an incredible degree, requiring a range of purpose-built accommodation for food storage and a hierarchy of servants with unique skills. From brewing and baking through to distilling, ...

The Country House Kitchen 1650-1900 2010, The History Press Ltd, Stroud

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The Country House Kitchen 1650-1900 1997, Sutton Publishing

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