Arnold Bennett relaxing in his seat, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, April 2021
Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) was born in Hanley and educated at the Wedgwood Institute in neighbouring Burslem, in the Staffordshire Potteries. He spent much of his working life in France and London, but many of his written works are based in Stoke, moderately disguised by changes in name.
And even if you don’t know his novels, you may well know the omelette that was created and named in his honour by the chef Jean Baptiste Virlogeux at the Savoy Grill. It still appears on the Grill’s breakfast menu, and also appears in soufflé form on their a la carte menu.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 4 June 2021
Posted as part of Cee’s B&W Challenge