Anon.      
MARZIPAN.
JOHN F. RENSHAW & COMPANY LIMITED. MITCHAM: SURREY ENGLAND.
FIRST EDITION. Circa 1930. 223 x 160 mm. No Title page (as should be). 1-2 Forward. 3 Introduction. 4 - 44. [one colour plate]. 45 - 46. Modelling Tools. 47. Stencils. 48. Renshaw Products. 49. Index. Full coloured plates throughout of cakes and pastries with recipes. Cream Coloured thick cardboard. Front cover finely decorated with ornate border and illustration of Renshaw Company building in Mitchum in South London. Raised text. Excellent condition.
- This is a fantastic company pastry cookery book for one product. It is a much better production than a lot of other cookery books of the time. Renshaw was founded in 1898 by John F Renshaw, to bring Marzipan to the UK market. Over time, the business grew and acquired a site in Mitcham, Surrey, in 1924 and was based there for the next 65 years. During this time, their product range expanded and in the 1970ís, as a result of the business growth, the company merged with Allmey & Layfield, a Liverpool-based manufacturer of bakery ingredients, in 1980. By the end of the 1980ís all manufacturing had transferred up to Liverpool from Mitcham. The Royal Warrant was first granted in January 1950 for the supply of Marzipan, Almonds and Cashew nuts. They are the only Bakery Ingredients company that holds a Royal Warrant, that demonstrates their good quality and service. Over time, Renshaw were called upon to deliver special foods, e.g Petits-Fours, for diplomatic functions and similar receptions. They also called upon for technical advice on regular occasions and also produced Christmas cakes and Marzipan decorations for the Royal residences of Clarence House near Pall Mall London and the Castle of Mey near John o'Groats at the northern tip of Scotland. A fine and distinguished company.

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