Food & Wine

Victoria September 2015

In a frantic and hurried world, Victoria offers a respite from the chaos of everyday life. The pages are dedicated to living beautifully when entertaining, cooking, and decorating and even in artistic pursuits - and now you can enjoy every single page on your tablet! With a distinct personality all its own, Victoria personifies feminity, passion, and an enterprising spirit. Each issue features decorating and entertaining ideas, recipes, travel stories, essays from inspiring women, and much more.

United States
Hoffman Media
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7 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
dear friends

I have a fairly large group of cookbooks that I study and use regularly. Many are hometown-recipe collections from churches and women’s organizations, such as The Junior League. Others are the works of noted chefs like Nathalie Dupree and Virginia Willis. When I learned about The Royal Touch: Simply Stunning Home Cooking from a Former Royal Chef (Antique Collectors’ Club Ltd.)—a compilation of delicious foods prepared for English royalty by the author, Carolyn Robb—I knew I wanted a copy for my kitchen bookshelf. How often do we get an opportunity to dine like kings and queens? Carolyn was the personal chef to TRH Prince Charles and Princess Diana for more than ten years, so the recipes she includes in this recently published treasure are some of their personal favorites. (Look…

1 min.

Take a closer look at some of our favorite September features: A Scottish Fling Join us on an autumn adventure exploring the legendary, centuries-old architecture and glorious landscapes of Edinburgh and the Highlands. Journey to Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee Rich in both history and natural beauty, this peaceful hamlet near Nashville offers a wealth of charming antiques shops, galleries, and hospitable inns. Eva Gordon’s Artfully Designed Ceramics Architect Eva Gordon devised a new blueprint for creativity with her vibrantly hued, three-dimensional botanical sculptures. The Fall Pleasures of British Fare Host an English-inspired feast featuring a menu of hearty, traditional recipes served on classic vintage transferware and blue-and-white china. ON THE WEB Look for this symbol throughout the magazine for more online information. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. Visit our website to read this issue’s online stories and to find more…

4 min.
deep roots of the family tree

I truly believe that God created grandparents to fill all the nooks and crannies in a young life that can’t always be accomplished by hardworking, busy parents. I was blessed to have two sets of wonderful grandparents who were very different and, yet, exactly the same. My paternal ones farmed in Kansas and worked extremely hard during times of war, droughts, the stock-market crash of 1929, and countless government regimes. They taught me about commitment and faith in God, the importance of voting, and especially the love of family. My maternal grandparents were ministers. I learned from them tolerance for many kinds of people and compassion for the unloved. I spent summers on the farm with my father’s parents, and they showed me how to can apricots and separate milk to…

6 min.
britain’s real civility

As almost everyone who has visited there will tell you, England is a country full of extraordinarily polite people. Only the English themselves attempt to deny it or explain away the phenomenon, citing the humbling effect of World War II or the beastly English weather (“Any kind of sun makes us grateful”) as possible reasons for the surface politesse observed. But an Englishman attempting to deny his own country’s courtesy only serves to reinforce the impression. One May, when a group of us journeyed to England for a walking tour through Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire counties, any number of English men and women had a chance to turn their reputation for civility on its ear. None did. I was aware, of course, that we were traveling in postcard England—full of brilliant meadows,…

3 min.
the fanciful feel of fall

“Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees”. —Faith Baldwin…

2 min.
exploring leiper’s fork