Elizabeth David (1913-1992); David is credited with bringing French and Italian cooking into our homes, by celebrating simple Mediterranean dishes in a post-war Britain worn down by rationing. Her book, and magazine articles, won respect among chefs and brought such ingredients as the aubergine, olive oil and pasta into British shops.

Elizabeth David (1913-1992); David is credited with bringing French and Italian cooking into our homes, by celebrating simple Mediterranean dishes in a post-war Britain worn down by rationing. Her book, and magazine articles, won respect among chefs and brought such ingredients as the aubergine, olive oil and pasta into British shops.

Elizabeth David shot in her kitchen in Halsey St Chelsea

The enduring legacy of Elizabeth David, Britain's first lady of food

Elizabeth David shot in her kitchen in Halsey St Chelsea

Elizabeth David: The woman who changed the way we eat

Elizabeth David: The woman who changed the way we eat

This legendary cook transformed the way the British thought about cooking and eating. In this edited extract we learn about the woman herself – and sample her recipes.

Recipes for omelette with herbs, tomato omelette and bacon omelette from 'At   Elizabeth David's Table'.

Omelette recipes by Elizabeth David

Recipes for omelette with herbs, tomato omelette and bacon omelette from 'At Elizabeth David's Table'.

A Book of Mediterranean Food by Elizabeth David - "Long acknowledged as the inspiration for such modern masters as Julia Child and Claudia Roden, A Book of Mediterranean Food is Elizabeth David's passionate mixture of recipes, culinary lore, and frank talk."

A Book of Mediterranean Food by Elizabeth David - "Long acknowledged as the inspiration for such modern masters as Julia Child and Claudia Roden, A Book of Mediterranean Food is Elizabeth David's passionate mixture of recipes, culinary lore, and frank talk."

Hate Recipes? You’ll Love This Cookbook: At Elizabeth David’s Table, by Elizabeth David (2011)

Hate Recipes? You’ll Love This Cookbook

Hate Recipes? You’ll Love This Cookbook: At Elizabeth David’s Table, by Elizabeth David (2011)

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