Sophie Dahl to front show about Mrs Beeton

Sophie Dahl is to present a documentary about the life of legendary cookery writer Mrs Beeton.

mrs beetonMiss Dahl, who received mixed reviews for her own cookery programme earlier this year, will attempt to recreate some of Mrs Beeton’s recipes. Mrs Beeton’s famous book called Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management was not just about cooking, although it contains over 900 pages of recipes, as it covered topics such as fashion, animal husbandry and poisons.

The BBC produced a drama about the Victorian cook in 2006 with Anna Madeley in the starring role (pictured).

The programme is to be broadcast on BBC2 in early 2011.