The celebrity cook Fanny Cradock was born On This Day in 1909

Fanny Cradock

Phyllis Nan Sortain Pechey, better known as Fanny Cradock, was born on 26th February 1909.

Fanny Cradock found fame as an English restaurant critic, television celebrity cook and cookery writer. She made frequent appearances on television, at cookery demonstrations and in print with Major Johnnie Cradock who played the part of a slightly bumbling hen-pecked husband.

This video of a 1960 ‘Cockney’ themed party filmed in Fanny and Johnny’s home to promote a new book is a jaw-dropping insight into the bizarre habits of the entertaining class of the time!

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Are you good at tossing pancakes?

pancakes

If you don’t know how to toss your pancakes properly,

this lesson for army cadets at Aldershot in 1967 will leave you in no doubt!

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