Downton Abbey Returns!

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The Countess of Grantham and her daughters have been busy since last season planning menus at Downton Abbey for all to enjoy.  Mrs. Patmore and Mr. Carson are anxious to begin.  Wait until you see what will be coming out of the kitchen this Sunday when Season Five begins!

Downton Abbey wine and cookbook


With this cookbook, you will be able to eat like the Crawley family, whether it be an afternoon tea or a lavish six-course dinner.  Inside you will find recipes for dining with the Crawley’s such as hors d’ oeuvres, soups, roasts, game, salads, vegetables, desserts and other sweets, and endless offerings for tea time.  You can make and serve these meals at your own dinner party (without Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes) and treat your guests to such offerings as Steak Chasseur, Crispy Roast Duck with Blackberry Sauce, or Daisy’s Mousse au Chocolat for dessert.

Downton Abbey cookbook


For the staff, there are recipes for hearty breakfasts to start their busy days, quick lunches between business, downstairs supper, and desserts for the servants’ sweet tooth.  The servants may not be granted the extravagant meals, but they would enjoy a classic steak and kidney pie, or a mutton stew.

All the chapters offer etiquette tips to which you should heed before hosting your first elegant affair. After all, you don’t want to offend any possible suitors!

I have read that people plan viewing parties around each season of Downton Abbey.  Now there is a cookbook to help and some wine to celebrate.  Would you like the Claret or Blanc?


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7 Responses to Downton Abbey Returns!

  1. January 2, 2015 at 6:11 am #

    this would make a great gift for a DA fan

  2. January 2, 2015 at 8:28 am #

    Love Downton Abbey. Our local symphony orchestra’s next concert features the music from the show. I’m looking forward to that in a couple of weeks.

    • January 2, 2015 at 5:06 pm #

      Sounds like fun, Madonna!

  3. January 2, 2015 at 2:10 pm #

    I agree with Lisa this would be a great gift for any DA fan

  4. January 2, 2015 at 5:52 pm #

    Would love to have a gift for a special daughter in law who loves Downton Abbey.

  5. January 4, 2015 at 1:57 pm #

    Excellent gift for a DA fan!

  6. January 7, 2015 at 11:46 am #

    Thanks for this — a DA friend and I were discussing having a soiree later this year and with a Downtown Abbey theme. This book would be perfect for us!

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