Bananas au Café

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Appears in
The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook

By Annie Gray

Published 2019

  • About

Bananas were a relatively new fruit in Britain in the Edwardian period. Although the earliest evidence of them is from a Tudor rubbish pit in London, they remained a novelty for most people until the late nineteenth century. Most modern bananas come from a type bred in the 1830s at Chatsworth House and named Cavendish after the estate’s resident, William Cavendish, the sixth Duke of Devonshire; today, the stately home is still occupied by a Cavendish, the twelfth Duke of Devonshire. Aristoc