Downton Abbey is the ultimate upstairs/downstairs drama and one that has captivated so many viewers. The series stole our hearts and the movies continue to fuel the fan obsession with this Crawley family and the staff that run their home. With the new movie hitting theaters in less than a month, fans now have another way to enjoy Downton Abbey – by making and enjoying the meals they would have.
Just released in time for watch parties of Downton Abbey: A New Era is The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook that comes with an apron with the Crawley’s home embroidered on the front.
The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook – Gift Set Edition includes 100+ recipes that showcase the cookery and customs of the Crawley household—from upstairs dinner party centerpieces to downstairs puddings and pies—and includes a giftable apron that Downton Abbey fans will love.
Food historian Annie Gray gives insight into the background of the dishes that were popular between 1912 and 1926, when Downton Abbey is set.
Included in the cookbook is a foreword by Gareth Neame, executive producer and co-creator of Downton Abbey, a special section on hosting Downton-themed dinner parties, notes on the etiquette and customs of the times, stills from the TV series as well as the first film, quotes from the characters, and so much more!
The recipes are grouped by occasion, which include breakfast; luncheons and suppers; afternoon tea and garden parties; picnics, shoots and race meets; festivities; upstairs dinner; downstairs dinner; downstairs supper and tea; and the still room.
Some recipes in the upstairs menu include:
- Cornish Pasties
- Chicken Vol-au-Vents
- Salmon Mousse
Some recipes in the downstairs menu include:
- Steak and Kidney Pie
- Cauliflower Cheese
- Gingerbread Cake
Order your copy of The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook for your collection, fans or even a party for the release of the film next month.
DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA – In Theaters May 20th
From award-winning creator Julian Fellowes comes the motion picture event DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA. The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa.
Starring Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Harry Hadden-Patonm Robert James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Lesly Nicol, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, Penelope Wilton, Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye, Dominic West, and Jonathan Zaccaï.
Directed by Simon Curtis.