Fabulous Fanny Cradock : TV's Outrageous Queen of Cuisine, Hardback

Fabulous Fanny Cradock : TV's Outrageous Queen of Cuisine Hardback



Fanny Cradock was one of the first TV celebrity chefs, Rude, snobbish, and short-tempered, she was reviled, relished and admired in equal measure.

While she berated Margaret Thatcher for wearing 'cheap shoes and clothes', wrote off Eamonn Andrews as a 'blundering amateur', and famously was forced to apologise for insulting another TV cook, her cookery programmes - which she presented in evening gown, drop ear-rings, pearls, and thick make-up, booming orders to her partner Johnnie, a gentle, monocled stooge who was portrayed as an amiable drunk - were watched by millions.

They were hugely influential: the Queen Mother told Fanny that they were 'mainly responsible' for the improvement in catering standards since the war; Keith Floyd declared that 'she changed the whole nation's cooking attitudes'; for Esther Rantzen 'she created the cult of the TV chef'.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
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  • Category: Television
  • ISBN: 9780750945455



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