Biographies


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  • Taillevent
    Biography iconTaillevent wrote an historically-important French cookbook called Le Viandier towards the end of the Middle Ages. Suggested dates for the book include 1375, 1380 and 1381.
  • Tate & Lyle
    Biography iconTate & Lyle were a major international sugar company. They were the original makers of Lyle's Golden Syrup, and were owners of what was Redpath Sugar in Canada.
  • Thomas Laxton
    Thomas LaxtonThomas Laxton was a plant breeder who introduced many new varieties of strawberries, and worked with Charles Darwin in experiments on peas. The nursery that he founded, carried on by his descendants for many generations, became famous for the apple varieties that it introduced.
  • Timeline of Television Cooking Show Personalities
    Biography iconThis is a timeline showing what television cooking stars appeared when, and where. If a star made a debut in more than one country, that is counted as a separate entry for him or her.
  • Two Fat Ladies
    Two Fat LadiesTwo Fat Ladies was a cooking programme that ran on BBC2 from 1996 to 1999 inclusive. The two stars, Clarissa Dickson-Wright and Jennifer Paterson, did not know each other before the series.
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