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Cradock, Fanny (1909–1994)

English culinary-arts teacher. Born Phyllis Primrose-Pechey, 1909, in England; died Dec 27, 1994, in East Sussex, England; m. Maj. John Cradock.

The 1st celebrity tv cook in Britain, wore evening gowns, dominated her amiable, monocled kitchen partner (husband John), and added glamour to postwar cooking of leftovers; appeared on hundreds of how-to-cook programs (1950s–80s); writings include The Practical Cook (1949) and The Ambitious Cook (1950); also wrote newspaper columns.

Cradock, Fanny (1909–1994)

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