Serving Winston: Georgina Landemare, Churchill's longest-serving cook

Serving Winston: Georgina Landemare, Churchill's longest-serving cook
 
  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Talk and book signing 

There are around 1000 biographies of Winston Churchill, lauding his character and his deeds. Very few of them point out that it is much easier to be a leading statesman if you have someone behind you, picking up your pants.

Until now, Winston’s servants have been largely invisible, including the crucial figure of his favourite cook, Georgina Landemare. Georgina cooked for the Churchills for over 14 years, and was an established society chef even before she came to No.10 in 1940.

In this juicy talk, Annie Gray covers Georgina’s life, her times, and the food she cooked. She will also reveal what life was like as a private chef in the roaring ‘20s, the impact of rationing on upper class food, and the relationship she had with her many illustrious employers.

The talk is both a celebration of a determined cook, and a reminder that behind every great man lies a woman who can make a mean custard. 

Annie Gray is a historian, cook and writer specialising in the history of food and dining in Britain. Her latest book, Victory in the Kitchen (2020) can be purchased and signed after the talk.

Timings are indicative. Talk expected to last one hour, including 15 mins for audience Q&A.

Cost: £12


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2020-06-11 19:30 2020-06-11 19:30 Europe/London Serving Winston: Georgina Landemare, Churchill's longest-serving cook In this juicy talk, Annie Gray covers Churchill's favourite cook, Georgina Landemare, her times, and the food she cooked. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/06/11/serving-winston-georgina-landemare-churchills-longest-serving-cook-229146 The National Archives,Bessant Drive,,London

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