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Fanny Cradock
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    (February 26, 1909-December 27, 1994)
    Born in Leytonstone, England, United Kingdom
    Birth name was Phyllis Nan Sortain Peachey
    Restaurant critic, cookbook author and British TV personality
    Shows included 'Fanny's Kitchen,' 'Chez Bon Viveur,' 'Dinner Party,' 'Fanny Cradock Invites' and 'Cradock Cooks for Christmas'
    Cookbooks include 'The Practical Cook' (1949), 'Bon Viveur Recipes' (1960), 'The Daily Telegraph Cook's Book' (1964), 'The Cook Hostess' Book' (1970), 'Modest But Delicious' (1973) and 'Time to Remember -- A Cook for All Seasons' (1981)
    She abandoned her second husband, Arthur Chapman, and their four-month-old son to move to London.
    She married a third husband without divorcing Chapman; the marriage lasted eight weeks.
    She refused to wear an apron, claiming 'Only a slut gets in a mess in the kitchen.'
    She insisted Christmas puddings should be prepared a year in advance.
    She lost her TV shows after being rude to housewife/cook Gwen Troake with a display of mock retching during the show 'The Big Time.'
    Her first husband was an RAF pilot who died in a crash, leaving her a 17-year-old pregnant widow.
    Her recipes looked extravagant, but were usually economical, as indicated by her catchphrase, 'This won't stretch your purse.'
    Food writer Marguerite Patten called her the savior of British cooking after WWII.
    She was frequently parodied by Benny Hill.

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