The Virginia Housewife or Methodical Cook (1860) [NOOK Book]

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"The difficulties I encountered when I first entered on the duties of a housekeeping life, from the want of books sufficiently clear and concise to impart knowledge to a Tyro, compelled me to study the subject, and by actual experiment to reduce every thing in the culinary line, to proper weights and measures. This method I found not only to diminish the necessary attention and labour, but to be also economical: for, when the ingredients employed were given in just proportions, the article made was always equally good. The government of a family, ...
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The Virginia Housewife or Methodical Cook (1860)

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Overview

"The difficulties I encountered when I first entered on the duties of a housekeeping life, from the want of books sufficiently clear and concise to impart knowledge to a Tyro, compelled me to study the subject, and by actual experiment to reduce every thing in the culinary line, to proper weights and measures. This method I found not only to diminish the necessary attention and labour, but to be also economical: for, when the ingredients employed were given in just proportions, the article made was always equally good. The government of a family, bears a Lilliputian
resemblance to the government of a nation. The contents of the Treasury must be known, and great care taken to keep the expenditures from being equal to the receipts. A regular system must be introduced into each department, which may be modified until matured, and should then pass into an inviolable law."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000783832
  • Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 306 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Calf's head, a delicacy or common fare?

    If you like cooking offal over an open kitchen hearth, than this is the cook book for you!

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