Most British people, and cooks in forty-four other countries know Kenwood as a kitchen equipment and appliance manufacturer. The company was founded by Kenneth Maynard Wood – Ken Wood – Kenwood; he started making his appliances in the garage of his house in Woking. His company is owned by De’Longhi since 2001. Ken Wood’s first product in 1947 was a toaster, and then he produced the famous Kenwood Chef kitchen machine.
On January 1st 1956, a Kenwood recipe book was published and the authors are quite a famous bunch now! It seems extraordinary that a kitchen appliance company recipe book should have such authors!
I can find no information on Margaret Goggin – maybe it was a pen-name for someone more famous – like Fanny Craddock calling herself Frances Dale, very little for Germain Bagole apart from his dates and that his wife’s name was Rita, and little about Leon Trompetto although there was a chef called Silvino Trompetto – the Savoy appointed its first British head chef, Silvino Trompetto, who was maître-chef from 1965 to 1980
If you are interested in this recipe book…