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For three centuries, until 1900, in the southwest German territory of Württemberg, personal inventories were drawn up for most newly-married brides and bridegrooms and bereaved widows and widowers. Listing items from clothing to kitchen goods, land to luxuries, the entire contents of homes and businesses were inventoried for inheritance purposes, down to the last sack of dried apple slices. Remarkably, many thousands of these inventories survive today. Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie will explain to Jane on Woman's Hour how studying these documents can chart the history of how poor economies improved their living standards, and what lessons they can hold for developing economies today.

And Sanjeev Kapoor is India's best known chef. He has presented Asia's longest running TV show of all time, he has 25 books to his name and has recently launched India's first 24-hour Hindi-language cooking channel. There are many, many chicken curry recipes from all over India in his new book, Mastering the Art of Indian Cooking. He'll be showing Jane how to cook one of these - a simple but deliciously fragrant chicken curry from the southern state of Kerala.

Presented by Jane Garvey.

Producer: Kirsty Starkey.

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Tue 24 May 2011 10:00

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