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The American Frugal Housewife
     

The American Frugal Housewife

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by Mrs Child
 

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This vintage book contains Lydia Maria Child’s 1838 frugal living handbook; “The American Frugal Housewife”. This classic handbook contains simple and useful instructions for saving money, including hints on cooking, instructions for making one’s own household necessities, advice on enduring poverty, general maxims for good health, and much

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This vintage book contains Lydia Maria Child’s 1838 frugal living handbook; “The American Frugal Housewife”. This classic handbook contains simple and useful instructions for saving money, including hints on cooking, instructions for making one’s own household necessities, advice on enduring poverty, general maxims for good health, and much more. This volume will appeal to anyone with an interest in cutting their carbon footprint and generally saving money - and it would make for a useful addition to any bookshelf. Contents include: “Odd Scraps for the Economical”, “Soap”, “Simple Remedies”, “Gruel”, “Egg Gruel”, “Arrow-Root Jelly”, “Calf’s Foot Jelly”, “Tapioca Jelly”, “Sago Jelly”, “Beef Tea”, “Wine Whey”, “Apple Water”, “Vegetables”, “Herbs”, “Cheap Dye-Stuffs”, “Meat Corned, or Salted, Hams”, “Choice of Meat”, etcetera. Many antiquarian texts such as this, are increasingly hard to come by and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406795387
Publisher:
Vintage Cookery Books
Publication date:
10/01/2006
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

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American Frugal Housewife 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Cynthia Lebron More than 1 year ago
The book subject is very good because i have the 1833 editioon but when i downloaded this book i saw there were lots of spelling mistakes so it was hard to read. Otherwise i love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would have rated it higher, if not for the typos. I enjoyed reading this book. Most of the recipes are unusable, but fun (what is a gill in measure¿ :) ). I like the tone of the book. She gives some practical advice about living that i believe can still be relevant today.
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So many typos its hard to enjoy reading it. None can be put to use today. I dont reccomend.
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