Last year I wrote a series of posts on servants in the kitchen. A reader asked me to put them together, so here goes.
Why we tend to forget servants and who servants were
How the mistress learned to supervise the cook and how the cook learned to cook
What did and didn’t count as stealing, a response to readers’ questions
How an Indian servant learned to cook Indian food from a cookbook for British housewives
The shadowy role of servants in “ethnic” cookbooks designed for an American market
The shadowy role of servants in Mastering the Art of French Cooking
I had a number of very useful comments about these posts when they first appeared. I will collect them and post them in a few days.