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Acton, Eliza (1799–1859) 

The Oxford Companion to Food

Alan Davidson

, Tom JaineTom Jaine

regarded by some as the most accomplished cookery writer in the English language, spent her early life in Suffolk, the county where her father’s family belonged, and also spent some time in France. As an adult she lived in Tonbridge (in Kent) and Hampstead (in London). She never married and for much of her life her household consisted of her mother and herself.... ...

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