On Sunday 5th Feb 2017, Ruth Mott would have been 100 years old. Ruth was the cook in the BBC's 'Victorian Kitchen' series, which first aired back in 1989.
Like many of her fans, I'm definitely going to be using the 'Ruth Mott's Favourite Recipes' book to cook with on 'Ruth Mott Day', as I've been calling it. A foregone conclusion is that we'll be having Baked Lemon Pudding (page 139) for dessert but still not sure about the main course. Decisions, decisions . . .
The beer came from the West Berkshire Brewery, based in Yattendon, where Ruth lived for most of her life. Unfortunately, they only brewed it one winter, 2013-14.
Maybe they'd like to do it again, every winter even. In the meantime, if they'd like to brew some 'Auntie Ruth's Centenary Ale', that wouldn't go amiss either. And what a great way to celebrate Ruth's 100th?
Photos:BBC (above), Sara Males (Ruth's neice) on Facebook (left)