Kitchen Matriarchs

An understated clutch of cooks have changed the world. From uni kitchens, to right fancy dinner parties, the seminal works of these six wonder women probably had something to do with it. 

Learn to cook rather than just follow recipes with masses of detail on method and the use of ingredients.

Learn to cook rather than just follow recipes with masses of detail on method and the use of ingredients.

The text that brought French cooking into American homes in the 1960s, and remains a bestseller.

The text that brought French cooking into American homes in the 1960s, and remains a bestseller.

Master the basics, all of them, with 700 pages of straightforward how to.

Master the basics, all of them, with 700 pages of straightforward how to.

Not one for pretty pictures, there's nothing left to know about Italian sauces after Hazan's behemoth.

Not one for pretty pictures, there's nothing left to know about Italian sauces after Hazan's behemoth.

An intro to the importance of using local, seasonal ingredients ('cuisine de terroir') as well as a good read.

An intro to the importance of using local, seasonal ingredients ('cuisine de terroir') as well as a good read.

The latter day Godmother of Italian cooking, pasta takes centre stage.

The latter day Godmother of Italian cooking, pasta takes centre stage.

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