By Agnes Jekyll
Even if extolling the benefits of a contented breakfast tray, conjuring up a wintry weather picnic of figs and mulled wine, sharing scrumptious Tuscan recipes, or suggesting a last-minute pre-theatre dinner, the glowing writings of the society hostess and philanthropist Agnes Jekyll describe meals for each possible celebration and temper.
Originally released in The Times within the early Nineteen Twenties, those divinely witty and brilliantly saw items are nonetheless enjoyed this day for his or her heat and pleasant suggestion and, with their emphasis on clean, easy, trendy dishes, have been years prior to their time.
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