Cookery lessons in 1970s


Stories of my cookery lessons at an east London comprehensive school in the 1970s.

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The Cheese tasting
The governors tea
My grandmother’s cooking
Rock cakes
Marmalade
Invalid cookery
Rough puff pastry
Vegetarian cookery
Awful offal
Angel delight
Trip to the butchers
Cookery for Schools
The picnic
Silly fussy salad
Pickled onions and chutney
What’s in a name
Pink nylon overalls
Black leg
Christmas cakes
Peppermint creams
Rhubarb rhubarb
Spag bog
Mock exams
Practical exam
How to gut a fish
Drinkapintamilkaday
Gas board cometh
Macaroni cheese
Pancakes
My first bread lesson
Yorkshire pudding
Going metric 1970
The cane
She who ran away
Prawn cocktail
Little Nipper
Boys don’t do cookery
The slop pot
The breakup