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Elizabeth David: A Life in Recipes (2006)

Dramatization of the turbulent life of Elizabeth David, the original domestic goddess. She published her first book of Mediterranean Food in 1950, and went on to write eight more books that... See full summary »

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Elizabeth David
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Peter Higgins
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Norman Douglas
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Charles Gibson Cowan
Jacqueline Defferary ...
Bulgie
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Tony David
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Doreen Thornton
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Ernestine Carter
Martin Savage ...
George
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Cuthbert
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Frances
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Pamela
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Patricia
Neville Phillips ...
Diner
Penelope Beaumont ...
Mrs Diner
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Dramatization of the turbulent life of Elizabeth David, the original domestic goddess. She published her first book of Mediterranean Food in 1950, and went on to write eight more books that have sold more than two million copies worldwide. Her public image was of an elegant, respectable and somewhat austere figure. In reality, Elizabeth was a deeply unconventional person with a profound passion for food, life and men. Written by M.C.

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£100,000 (estimated)
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Where can this film be seen? Has it been broadcast on TV? I have several of David's books and also have M.F.K. Fisher. Both their writings are far more than just cooking. They both incorporate a life's philosophy in their literature. I have also found material on the Internet which compares these two women and their works. An ideal at this time after a release date of two years ago, would be perhaps a PBS broadcast of the film. I would be interested in any information about being able to view this film. Catherine McCormack was absolutely outstanding in Braveheart. I understand though that her true passion is the stage. Would love the opportunity to see what she did with the complex character of Elizabeth David.


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