1950 Elizabeth David (1913-1992) publishes Mediterranean Food, her first cookery book.

1950 Elizabeth David (1913-1992) publishes Mediterranean Food, her first cookery book.

Elizabeth David (1913-1992); David is credited with bringing French and Italian cooking into our homes, by celebrating simple Mediterranean dishes in a post-war Britain worn down by rationing. Her book, and magazine articles, won respect among chefs and brought such ingredients as the aubergine, olive oil and pasta into British shops.

Elizabeth David (1913-1992); David is credited with bringing French and Italian cooking into our homes, by celebrating simple Mediterranean dishes in a post-war Britain worn down by rationing. Her book, and magazine articles, won respect among chefs and brought such ingredients as the aubergine, olive oil and pasta into British shops.

French Country Cooking: A Penguin Handbook by Elizabeth David, illustrated by John Minton.

French Country Cooking: A Penguin Handbook by Elizabeth David

French Country Cooking: A Penguin Handbook by Elizabeth David, illustrated by John Minton.

at elizabeth david's table: classic recipes and timeless kitchen wisdom, reface by ruth reichl

at elizabeth david's table: classic recipes and timeless kitchen wisdom, reface by ruth reichl

Elizabeth David's Ratatouille, simple to make and considered definitive

Classic Cookbooks: Elizabeth David's Ratatouille

Elizabeth David's Ratatouille, simple to make and considered definitive

Let Christopher Kimball Holiday Shop For You

Let Christopher Kimball Holiday Shop For You

Elizabeth David's Ratatouille Recipe #vegan

Classic Cookbooks: Elizabeth David's Ratatouille

Elizabeth David shot in her kitchen in Halsey St Chelsea

The enduring legacy of Elizabeth David, Britain's first lady of food

Elizabeth David shot in her kitchen in Halsey St Chelsea

Currently Reading: “Edible Selby” & “Italian Food” by Elizabeth David

Currently Reading: “Edible Selby” & “Italian Food” by Elizabeth David

Adapted from  More Home Cooking  by Laurie Cowin       This is my adaptation of the Elizabeth David Chocolate Cake that was Laurie Colwin's ...

Adapted from More Home Cooking by Laurie Cowin This is my adaptation of the Elizabeth David Chocolate Cake that was Laurie Colwin's ...

Elizabeth David's Perugia Roast Pork - get recipe here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-3715046/Elizabeth-David-s-irresistible-Italian-Perugia-roast-pork.html

Elizabeth David's irresistible Italian: Perugia roast pork

Elizabeth David's Perugia Roast Pork - get recipe here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-3715046/Elizabeth-David-s-irresistible-Italian-Perugia-roast-pork.html

French Provincial Cooking by Elizabeth David.

The best cookbooks of all time, as chosen by the experts

'Above all, Elizabeth David's books were, and still are, a joy to read,' says Prue Leith

Lunch could be scary with Elizabeth David

'Above all, Elizabeth David's books were, and still are, a joy to read,' says Prue Leith

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