Fish, Flesh And Good Red Herring

Cooking and housekeeping tips through time, compiled and read by novelist Alice Thomas Ellis.


01From Cradle To Gravy20041220

In which we consider what to do when your dress catches fire, cures for hysteria and the efficacy of skinned and cooked dormice.

02The Servant Problem.20041221

In which we ponder on boiled cooks, what to do when someone is sick in the soup and an unfortunate suicide over the absence of sufficient fish.

03A Look At The Menu20041222

In which we marvel at Peter the Great's breakfast, Emperor Vitellus' passion for peacock brains and probably the most gigantic feast ever prepared for a coming of age party.


What to do with live eels and how to cook prehistoric fish.

05 LASTFlesh20041224