The Bloomsbury Group fostered a fresh, creative and vital way of living that encouraged debate and communications, as often as not across the dining table, at which they congregated, argued, debated, laughed, and loved.
Gathered together were many of the great figures in art, literature, and economics as the modern world was created and tirelessly interpreted: E.M. Forster, Roger Fry, J.M. Keynes, Lytton Strachey, and Virginia Woolf, among many others.
The book gathers together hundreds of photographs, letters, journals, paintings, and 180 delicious recipes - some handwritten and never-before-published - that bring to life the group’s lingering breakfasts and “painting lunches.”
Part cookbook, part social and cultural history, this will delight the modern chef searching for a certain distinctiveness, but also recreates an intimate portrait of a vastly influential, intellectual and artistic community.
- Author: Jans Ondaatje Rolls
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication date: April 2014