Thursday, September 22, 2016

Mary Poppins in the Kitchen w. Dundee Cake, Welsh Rarebit, Yorkshire Pudding & more! -- Vintage Cookbook TBT

Vintage Cookbook: Mary Poppins in the Kitchen - P.L. Travers and Maurice Moore-Betty with illustrations by Mary Shepard 

Publication Details: Dell Publishing, 1991

Mary Poppins in the Kitchen is a truly charming little cookbook that has a clever gimmick to hook you in with.

Billed as "A Cookery Book with a Story" it is, indeed, just that. The book begins with a series of little connected stories that feature Mary Poppins and the Banks children and that are ultimately centred around food.

After an introduction and a brief lead-in story, there are seven of these stories that begin with Monday and culminate with Sunday. Each day's story ends with that day's menu. It is all rather cute and is accompanied throughout with lots of lovely illustrations.

After the stories the book gives the recipes for all of the dishes that were in the daily menus. Somewhat unusually, though it makes sense in this context, they do this alphabetically as opposed to breaking them up by type.

These recipes are mostly very traditional English fare and many are real classics of that style of cuisine.

Here we are sharing a cross-section of some of these.

A really fun cookbook for kids of all ages that is well worth seeking out!

(Also, as a bonus, enjoy some classic Mary Poppins singing after the recipes.)

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And for all you Mary Poppins fans out there:

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