Author: Jane Churchill
About the Book:
Nancy Astor and her niece Nancy Lancaster were two of the great hostesses of the twentieth century, entertaining at a pitch perfect level of luxury, comfort and elegance. The food they served was always delicious, and the discovery of Nancy Astor’s privately bound cookbook containing the recipes from the Langhorne family house, Mirador in West Virginia, is published for the first time. Over 70 recipes that were regularly ‘mixed in with’ classic French and English cuisine, are an ode to the flavours of the South; that conjured up mealtimes imbued with wit and laughter, tears and tantrums,arguments and reconciliations and were the thread that held the family together.
About the Author:
Jane Churchill is the great-great niece of Nancy Astor and Nancy Lancaster’s great-niece. She discovered the Mirador Cookbook in her family archive, and was inspired by its contents to create this book. She is an internationally acclaimed interior designer in her own right. A lover of good food, she says ‘I’m always ready for the next meal!’ www.janechurchillinteriors.co.uk Instagram: janechurchillinteriors. Emily Astor is a photographer, author and Nancy Astor’s granddaughter. She grew up at Cliveden and is an expert family historian, producing a personal collection of photographs for her current book ‘Nancy Astor: A Life in Photographs’.