Mrs Beeton How to Cook

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Orion, Oct 13, 2011 - Cooking - 384 pages
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Published to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mrs Beetons first publication, the 220 classic British recipes in this stunning collection are taken from the original Book of Household Management and have been updated for the twenty-first-century kitchen. Combined with sound, modern advice on how to source good food, plus detailed information on ingredients and equipment, and illustrations of all the techniques required, this is still the go-to for any aspiring or experienced home cook.

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Isabella Mary Beeton was born in London is 1836, where she grew up in a household of twenty-one children. It took Isabella four years to compile her masterwork, publishing Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management in 1861. It contains an enormous amount of information to help people live, in Isabella Beeton's own words, 'economically, tastefully and well'. Her style, imparting information as clearly and simply as possible, was hugely influential. The book sold 60,000 copies in its first year, but Isabella Beeton died four years later, in 1865, aged just twenty-eight. The enduring popularity of Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management is testament to the quality of her advice.

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