The Duchess of Northumberland is the mistress of Alnwick Castle and the author of The Poison Diaries.
Featuring some of the oldest jam recipes ever recorded, this book from the archives of the Duchesses of Northumberland combines baking and history
Elizabeth was the first Duchess of Northumberland and established the domestic rules of this dynasty that has ruled for more than 700 years. Controlling a household of great power and prestige, she laid down the guidelines in her Household Book that created a framework from which to run Alnwick Castle. To this day, it contains advice that is not only fascinating, but also highly relevant to life today. Compiling many of the Household Book's wonderful recipes for puddings and preserves, and featuring what is thought to be the oldest known recipe for marmalade, this book will appeal to everyone with an interest in cooking, household management, and social history.