I love reading about food in books. I like to cook and I love to eat even more. So some Friday’s I’ll be sharing the culinary delights that I have come across in my reading. What better way to start off the weekend than thinking about good food in a good book?
This week’s words about Food come from The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times, by Jennifer Worth. This book is so good, I highly recommend it.
Breakfast was laid out in the dining room, and I would take mine first, then go to bed for a few hours. I raided the larder. A pot of tea, boiled eggs, toast, home-made gooseberry jam, cornflakes, home-made yogurt and scones. Heaven! Nuns always have a lot of home-made food, I had discovered. The preserves came from the many church bazaars and sales that seemed to go on throughout the year. The delicious cakes and biscuits and crunchy bread were either made by nuns or by the many local women who came to work in the Nonnatus House.
Have you come across any good food in your reading this week?