Revisiting "The Rich Tradition"

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In 1985, Elisabeth Luard published European Peasant Cookery: the Rich Tradition to great acclaim. It rapidly became a go-to book for cooks, food lovers and critics, and was followed in the early 1990s by a television series, titled The Rich Tradition, based on the book, directed by Carmelo Musca of CM Film Productions.

Talking of Food is pleased to stream the series to coincide with the publishing of a revised, expanded and updated edition of European Peasant Cookery.

Watch the videos here

Elisabeth Luard

 

Elisabeth Luard

Elisabeth Luard is a much acclaimed food writer with a long list of books, memoirs and journal articles, and a former Trustee Director of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery. In 2016 she was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Guild of Food Writers.

Elisabeth visited Talking Of Food recently to record extracts from her latest book Squirrel Pie and Other Stories.  She also talked to Anne Dolamore, and their conversation ranged from her childhood abroad and her years spent in Andalusia with a young family, to her perception of the current state of cookery in the UK.

Watch the interview here

 

 

 

The Rich Tradition: Episode 1 Mull

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The first episode in The Rich Tradition series introduces the fundamentals of peasant cookery, and then moves to the island of Mull.

Watch the video here.

The Rich Tradition: Episode 3 The Ruthines

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In this episode, Elisabeth Luard visits the Ruthines in the Tatra Mountains of north-east Slovakia.

Watch the video here.

The Rich Tradition: Episode 2 Andalucia

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The second episode of "The Rich Tradition" series, follows Elisabeth Luard as she revisits Andalucia in Southern Spain.

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The Rich Tradition: Episode 4 Mediterranean Seafood

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In this episode, Elisabeth Luard visits the fishing ports of San Remo and Murano in Italy, and Marseille in France.

Watch the video here.

The Rich Tradition: Episode 5 France

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This episode finds Elisabeth Luard enjoying the lifestyle in Provence in South-Eastern France.

Watch the video here.