About Elizabeth David

Elizabeth David

Although some consider Elizabeth David the British counterpart to Julia Child, we think it’s fair to say she’s a legend in her own right. David traveled throughout Europe, the Middle East, and India during the Second World War and returned to England in 1946 to write the classic Mediterranean Food, followed by five other best-selling cookbooks. A prolific journalist, she was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1982, and a Commander of the British Empire in 1986.

Two individual servings of chocolate mouse in glass tumblers served on a small plate with a silver spoon resting beside.

Chocolate Mousse

This sophisticated chocolate fix draws on just three ingredients, comes together in minutes, and is satiating beyond belief.

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Plate of slices of baked chicken drizzled with cinnamon butter, green salad, and lemon wedge

Baked Chicken with Cinnamon Butter

This understated hen owes its curious lure to a simple, subtle blend of butter and unexpected spice. Appallingly easy and enthrallingly enticing.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
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Summer Pudding

Summer Pudding

This proper summer pudding, made from late-season berries, currants, sugar, and sliced bread, is utterly British. Not to mention stunning. And sublime. And summery.

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  • 20 M
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Two turkey cutlets with Marsala sauce in a skillet on a wooden table.

Turkey Cutlets with Marsala

Simple enough to commit to memory, these tipsy turkey cutlets take minutes to make yet taste like you slaved for hours.

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  • 10 M
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