Following on with our literary theme for this month, another more contemporary writer Joanna Trollop has been famous for writing ‘ AGA Sagas’, as the literary media called her novels, usually set in old Vicarages and country cottages. There was a time when AGA ranges were seen only in farmhouses and fine country homes, set in very traditionally styled kitchens. But now they are often incorporated into the most contemporary kitchens and hold their own in terms of modern design and efficient green technology with state-of-the-art touch-screen control panels with independently controllable hotplates and ovens – ON when you need them and OFF when you don’t. They now come in all sizes and colours and can run on gas, oil or electricity and still offer the uniqueness of AGA- cooked food produced from its radiant heat which treats food differently. It doesn’t blast food with drying direct heat. Instead, radiant heat from the cast iron ovens gently cooks food, locking in flavour, moisture and goodness.
We’re planning to have some AGA Cookery Demonstrations in our new AGA showroom kitchen this year, so keep an eye on our website for news on these, or sign up to receive direct alerts. We might even try out some of the historic recipes Jane Austen enjoyed in her home in Chawton, which is close to our Beau-Port showroom, as well as some more modern delicious dishes.