This old cook book from 1896 is entitled Good Things Made, Said & Done for Every Home & Household. It is just chock full of old-time recipes, with decorative illustrations.
The front and back flyleaf papers are full of advertising, such as: Pears Soap, Owbridge's Lung Tonic, Fennings' Children's Powders, Fennings' Fever Curer, Cadbury's Cocoa, Colman's Mustard, Soap, and Mason's Herb Beer. Quack medicine at its finest! The first page opens to an illustration of a hand holding "trump cards", which are: Goodall's Egg Powder, Custard Powder, Quinine Wine, Yorkshire Relish, Baking Powder, Brunswick Black, Ginger Beer Powder, Blanc Mange Powder, and Mushroom Ketchup.
These old, long-forgotten recipes include: * Mutton broth * Beef soup * Rabbit soup * Ox tail soup * Pot au feu * Boiled whiting * Fried soles * Broiled mackerel * Bream pie * Fricasseed skate (yes, the fish!) * Fish cakes * Stewed oysters * Scalloped lobster * Sauces and gravies * Melted butter * Brown sauce * White sauce * Gravy * Roast beef * Boiled leg of mutton * Hashed mutton * Veal stuffing * Roast loin of pork * Sage and onion stuffing * Apple sauce * Roast fore-quarter of lamb * Yorkshire relish * Tinned meats eaten cold * Beef and potatoe pie * Mayonnaise of mutton * Mutton chops * Broiled rumpsteaks * Beef steak pie * Haricot mutton * Roast turkey * Bread sauce * Boiled fowl * Roast goose * Giblet pie * Jugged hare * Boiled potatoes * Stewed tomatoes * Baked tomatoes * Salad * Pudding and pastry * Parmese pudding * Suet crust for puddings and pies * Puff paste * Suet pudding * Yorkshire pudding * Apple pudding * Rhubarb pie * Mince pies * Christmas pudding * Oatmeal pudding * Macaroni pudding * Batter pudding * Open jam tart * Pancakes * Amber pudding * Wharfedale pudding * Custards * Sultana tipsy cake * Normandy pippins * Baked pears * Gooseberry fool * Custard cakes * Tapioca pudding * Bermuda pudding * Blancmange * Jaunemange * Rougemange * Household bread * Yorkshire cakes * Biscuits * Currant buns * Gingerbread * Rich plum cake * Sweet cake * Ginger cakes * Ground rice cakes * Boiled eggs * Buttered eggs * Savory omelette * Macaroni cheese * Welsh rabbit * Mock crab * Stewed cheese and onions * Ginger beer
Health and home includes recipes for quinine wine, plate powder, lavender water perfume.
The appendix and bills of fare for fourteen tasty dinners lays out a "fortnight" of meals for the family. There is also an index at the back for quick reference.
Cook books such as this one were highly popular in Victorian times, and disclose the basic necessities to make due of what was readily available at the time. What's too fun about this one is that, at the header and footer of every page, there are little moral sayings to abide by. Such as: * Too many cooks spoil the broth * He who lives well sees afar off * Good counsel has no price * Hunger is the best sauce * As is the cook, so is the kitchen * The first dish is pleasing to all * Excess calls in the doctor * Moderation is a great safeguard * Despise school and remain a fool * A letter box saves many knocks And more! Each page has 2 citations like these.
This hardbound, (scarce) red cloth covered book has the title in gilt, with black imprinting of the subtitle embossed into the cloth. 105 pages, in VG condition with almost no foxing, no unsightly blemishes, and a bit of spine wear (the spine is all there). The cover board's corners and spine have the usual bumping. Size is aprox 4 x 5.75 inches. Ever so fun for the gourmet cook, baker, or anyone who collects old cookbooks, as well as gifts!
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