Cookery videos on YouTube are as countless as poppies in a Prince of Wales’s wildflower meadows. But a site’s latest star isn’t a lissom vegan or a warm hipster with a robust approach with bone marrow, though a stoutly corseted celebration in a imitation frock.
In a late 19th century, Avis Crocombe was a prepare during Audley End house, a Jacobean palace in Essex now run by English Heritage.
After a successor donated her publishing recipe book, a array of brief videos was made, display a proffer costumed as Mrs Crocombe scheming recipes, and an doubtful online star was born.
The videos attract around 2.5 million views per month, with viewers from as distant afield as a US, a Philippines and India. Mrs…