We have a new article, thanks to BeatrixFan. Setting up the blog has put the articles on the back burner, but we have a few in the works and this is the first of them.
For members who are old enough to remember the original Duchess of Duke Street TV series, where Gemma Jones gave an unforgettable performance as Louisa Trotter, gourmet cook, proprietor of the Bentinck Hotel on Duke Street, and irrepressible Cockney wit, this article will introduce you to the woman on whom that character was based, Rosa Lewis, proprietor of the Cavendish Hotel on Jermyn Street (right next to Duke Street!), noted cook and irrepressible Cockney wit! Rosa was Edward VII's favourite cook, and it's rumoured that she was a lot closer to him than that. Many thanks to Sam for another interesting and informative article.