A Good Housekeeping Book Club Pick
A Country Living Best Book of Fall
England, 1835. London is awash with new ingredients, from rare spices to exotic fruits, but no one knows how to use them. Eliza Acton is told by her publisher to write a cookery book, so she begins collecting recipes and teaching herself to cook. To her surprise she discovers a talent - and a passion - for the culinary arts. Eliza hires Ann Kirby, and as they cook together, Ann learns about poetry, love, and ambition. The two develop a friendship, but when Ann discovers a secret in Eliza's past, their friendship starts to fray.