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BEETON, Isabella Mary, 1836-1865 : THE BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT; COMPRISING INFORMATION FOR THE MISTRESS, HOUSEKEEPER, COOK, KITCHEN-MAID, BUTLER, FOOTMAN, COACHMAN ...
London : S. O. Beeton, 1861. First edition : the first issue, with the plainer pictorial title. The much-loved Mrs Beeton – “this book has more wisdom to the square inch than any work of man” (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) – still the most famous of all English cookery books as well as one of the earliest to have coloured illustrations.
CRAIG, Elizabeth (Elizabeth Josephine), 1883-1980 : THE WAY TO A GOOD TABLE : ELECTRIC COOKERY.
London : British Electrical Development Association, 1937. First edition. "I've no patience with roundabout or vague methods. I've less with out-of-date cookers" – no nonsense as the wonderful Elizabeth Craig takes us through the whole range of recipes – soups, fish, game, poultry, meat, vegetables, sauces, pastry, biscuits, cakes, drinks, pickles and chutneys, etc.
CRAIG, Elizabeth (Elizabeth Josephine), 1883-1980 : COOKING IN WAR-TIME.
Glasgow : Literary Press, . First edition. “Specially written to solve the food problems created by the war. Contains numerous hints on catering and over 350 recipes” – these including soups; fish recipes (savoury minnows, herring pie); meat (mutton hash, curried tripe, mock wild duck) and meatless dishes (bean loaf, green pea loaf); gravy and sauces; vegetables and salads (eggless mayonnaise, emergency salad cream); savouries; economical sweet puddings (war-time golden pudding, plain jane); pastries (scrap pie, trench meat pudding); and bread, scones and cakes, together with advice on rations, canned foods, saving fuel, high-pressure cookers, hay-boxes, fireless cookers, etc., as well as on storage, preservation, bottling, potting, etc., and hints on feeding the pets.
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HILL, Janet McKenzie, 1852-1933 : SALADS SAVORIES AND DAINTY DISHES MADE WITH KNOX GELATINE.
Johnstown : Charles B. Knox Co., . An attractively produced promotional pamphlet, originally published some fifteen years earlier (and still titled on the cover) as “Dainty Desserts for Dainty People”, but here expanded by its new author to include a few salads and savouries – everything made with Knox Sparkling Gelatine (both the plain and the acidulated versions). Recipes include various fruit jellies, figs in claret, chartreuse of jelly; coffee jelly; snow pudding; peach snowballs; various blancmanges and creams; royal pudding; various charlotte russes; various ice creams, sherbets and mousses; Knox salad; perfection salad; aspic à la financiere; lobster salad; turkish delight, marshmallows, etc.
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KERR, Norman (Norman Shanks), 1834-1899 : WINES : SCRIPTURAL AND ECCLESIASTICAL.
London : National Temperance Publication Depôt, . First edition. “To teach that Christ made, and the Bible approved, the social use of fermented intoxicating wine is, therefore, to teach that He made, and the Bible sanctioned the social use of, a narcotic poison, poisonous alike to body and to brain ...”. Gallant attempt to prove that all the wine in the Christian canon was non-alcoholic.
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RADIATION LTD. : TEA-TIME FAVOURITES – COOKED THE NEW WORLD WAY! [COVER TITLE].
London : Radiation Ltd., . First edition. An attractive promotional booklet publicising the New World “Regulo-Controlled” gas oven – twenty-six recipes, with four extra icings – including Orange Cake, Linze Torte, Stuffed Monkeys, Coconut Pyramids, Parisian Cake, American Layer Cake, Drop Scones, Gateau St. Honoré, etc.
UTTLEY, Alison, 1884-1976 : RECIPES FROM AN OLD FARMHOUSE.
London : Faber & Faber, (1966). First edition. Recipes and reminiscences of her Derbyshire childhood – thor cake, parkin, canary pudding, green snow, pikelets, wakes cakes, rhubarb wine and other delights.
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WALKER, Mrs. Churton H. (Marian Ethel) : APPU !! THE CEYLON COOKERY BOOK.
Colombo : The Times of Ceylon Co., (1915). “Second edition” [i.e. impression]. Signed by the author as Marian E. H. Walker on the front free endpaper. First published a couple of months earlier and here reissued with the addition of some glowing press reviews. Among much advice on house-keeping, hygiene, etc., there are 573 recipes adapted for local use in remote districts, for those without previous experience, for those on modest incomes, and those with time on their hands. The English author was married to Churton Hanson Walker (son of the artist John Hanson Walker), a tea-planter.
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