When I was a little girl I got for Christmas one year my one and only Mary Poppins book.
Mary Poppins in the Kitchen A Cookery Book with a Story by P.L Travers, illustrations by Mary Shepard and Culinary Consultant Maurice Moore-Betty is one of my favorite childhood books . I only knew Mary Poppins from the movie so when I got the book I was intrigued to read that there were more children and that Mary Poppins was actually a part of the household for more than a couple of days. I loved reading the story and reading the recipes. I can still see myself making the roast chicken with the help of my Mother. I still have my copy with food stains all over it and my Mother's handwriting where she had inscribed it with my name and year of the gift. It is something I will always treasure.
It is actually a great little cookbook....the recipes aren't hard and the story is sweet. I perfect little gift to share.