This book is Grub Street's lead cookery title for 1999 and is a major publishing event since Marguerite Patten is one of Britain's best known and loved cookery writers and often described as England's Cookery Queen. The book is published to accompany a 10 part Radio 4 series which Marguerite has recorded and which starts broadcasting in the same month as publication. Each chapter of the book will cover one decade of the century giving both history and recipes. The entire book is illustrated throughout in color and black and white. Marguerite Patten OBE has written over 160 cookery books, sales of which amount to over 16 million worldwide. Her long and distinguished career, which began before the war, has included regular appearances on radio and television, live and televised cookery demonstrations, lectures as well as extensive journalism and authorship of books and cookery cards. She pioneered easy-to-follow recipes with her classic All Colour Cookery Book and has documented most aspects of British Cooking. This new book pulls together her life's work and is truly an important work of culinary history.