‘To Broyle a Carp’

Preparation info

  • Serves

    8

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Cookery of England

The Cookery of England

By Elisabeth Ayrton

Published 1975

  • About

A Northamptonshire recipe from ‘Mrs Ann Blencowe’, 1694. Lady Blencowe was the daughter of a distinguished Whig mathematician and cryptographer, John Wallis. She married Sir John Blencowe, who was an M.P. and a judge, when she was nineteen. Her spelling is distinctly personal, even for her time, but most of her recipes, though often cryptic, are very good.

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