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This elegant coffee table cookbook highlights the luxe and elegance of the Christmas at Downton Abbey and features a collection of traditional British holiday recipes, from appetizers to desserts, that were popular during the Edwardian period.Take a seat at the Christmas table of Downton Abbey, the historic British estate at the heart of the popular PBS series. Downton fans will appreciate this enticing collection of classic British holiday recipes from the Edwardian era, evocative narratives about Christmas traditions, and seasonal anecdotes from the award-winning series. Colorful photographs of finished dishes, fan-favorite moments from the Christmas episodes, and excerpts of character quotes bring the spirit of the holidays to life.

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Regula Ysewijn

Regula Ysewijn is a Belgian Culinary historian, writer and photographer. She focusses on food and social history of Britain and the Low countries and travels between Belgium and London for her work. She also gives talks and cookery demonstrations on the subject of food history and culture and regularly works with tv. She has been a Great Taste Awards judge and World Cheese Awards judge for the Guild of Fine Food for almost ten years and is also one of the two judges for the Belgian version of the Great British Bake Off tv series (Bake Off Vlaanderen) .Regula is the author of: 'Pride and Pudding': The History of British Puddings, Savoury and Sweet (2016) which was shortlisted for the Andre Simon Award and the Fortnum & Mason Award. 'Belgian Café Culture' (2016) was her second book about the history and culture of Belgium's beer café culture (she is a trained beer sommelier) with evocative photographs of café life by the author herself. The book was featured on the BBC Food Program. The National Trust Book of Puddings followed in 2019, the book 'Brits Bakboek' (British Baking) in Dutch followed also in 2019. Oats in the North, Wheat from the South was published in april 2020 by Murdoch Books, chronicling the story of British baking through climate and import. It was nominated for an Andre Simon Award and named as one of the best cookbooks of 2020 by The New Yorker magazine and the BBC Radio 4's 'The Food Program'. In october 2020 'The Official Downton Abbey Christmas cookbook' was published (Weldon Owen US/ Titan UK) .Regula and her work have been featured internationally in magazines, papers, TV and online in places such as the Guardian, The Times, Sunday Times, Elle magazine, Flow Magazine, Stylist magazine, Great British Food Magazine, BBC Radio 4 'The Food Program', BBC womans hour, BBC One Breakfast, Delicious UK and NL, former Jamie Magazine, and many more. She has contributed to CAMRA's Good Beer Guide Belgium 2018 with a foreword. She has also worked on TV programs with the BBC.Regula is currently writing her 7th book which will be published in 2022.

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