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 Fanny Cradock

Fanny Cradock

Birth
Leytonstone, London Borough of Waltham Forest, Greater London, England
Death 27 Dec 1994 (aged 85)
Hailsham, Wealden District, East Sussex, England
Burial Eastbourne, Eastbourne Borough, East Sussex, England
Plot Rosebush placed where her and Johnnie's ashes are scattered, there is also a Memorial Plaque
Memorial ID 20794327 · View Source
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Television Figure, Author. Born Phyllis Nan Primrose-Pechey, she is considered the first ever celebrity television cook, appearing with her monocle clad, henpecked husband Major Johnnie Cradock from the 1950's to the 1970's. Known for her harsh and elaborate demeanour her T.V career began in 1955 with her first programme, 'Fanny's Kitchen', which introduced her famous prawn cocktail recipe. Many books, food columns and T.V programmes followed including, 'Chez Bon Viveur','The Cradock's', 'Dinner Party',' Fanny Cradock Invites' and 'Cradock Cooks for Christmas'. Fanny's T.V downfall came when she appeared on 'The Big Time' in 1976 when she rudely berated cookery competition winner Gwen Troake over her proposed menu for a banquet to be attended by Edward Heath, Earl Mountbatten of Burma and other VIPs. In later years, Fanny turned her hand to novel writing, she wrote several books in the 'Castle Rising' series.

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  • Originally Created by: Butterfly
  • Added: 5 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20794327
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fanny Cradock (26 Feb 1909–27 Dec 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20794327, citing Eastbourne Crematorium, Eastbourne, Eastbourne Borough, East Sussex, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .