The Campaign for Domestic Happiness

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Penguin UK, Apr 7, 2011 - Cooking - 112 pages

Firmly of the belief that a home should be run as an efficient military campaign, Mrs Beeton, the doyenne of English cookery, offers timeless tips on selecting cuts of meat, throwing a grand party and hosting a dinner, as well as giving suggestions on staff wages and the cost of each recipe.

With such delicious English classics as rabbit pie, carrot soup, baked apple custard, and fresh lemonade - as well as invalid's jelly for those days when stewed eels may be a little too much - this is a wonderful collection of food writing from the matriarch of modern housekeeping.

 

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Contents

Preface
The Mistress
Recipes for Soup
The Carrot
HARE SOUP
Recipes for Fish
The Lamprey
LOBSTER
POTTED PARTRIDGE
STEWED VENISON
Recipes for Vegetables
HORSERADISH
SUMMER SALAD
Cucumbers
Recipes for Puddings and Pastry
A BACHELORS PUDDING

FRIED OYSTERS
Recipes for Sauces Pickles and Gravies
Garlic
Sauces and Gravies in the Middle Ages
A Hundred Different Dishes
Mustard
SALAD DRESSING
Recipes for Beef
BRISKET OF BEEF À LA FLAMANDE
Recipes for Mutton and Lamb
Names of Animals Saxon and of Their Flesh Norman
HODGEPODGE
Recipes for Pork
The Flesh of Swine in Hot Climates
SAUSAGEMEAT CAKES
Recipes for Veal
Recipes for Poultry and Rabbits
FRICASSEED FOWL
The Best Way to Fatten Fowls
LARK PIE
FRIED RABBIT
Recipes for Game
MONDAYS PUDDING
Recipes for Creams and Sweet Dishes
GINGER CREAM
TO MAKE SYLLABUB
Recipes for Confectionary Ices and Dessert Dishes
ICES
ICED ORANGES
Orange and Cloves
Recipes for Milk Butter Cheese and Eggs
STILTON CHEESE
Smoking Cheeses
EGGS À LA MÂITRE DHÔTEL
Recipes for Cakes
THICK GINGERBREAD
Recipes for Beverages
TO ROAST COFFEE
AN EXCELLENT SUBSTITUTE FOR MILK OR CREAM IN TEA AND COFFEE
COWSLIP WINE
TO MAKE HOT PUNCH
Recipes for Invalid Cookery
INVALIDS JELLY
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About the author (2011)

Isabella Beeton was born in London in 1836, one of twenty-one brothers and sisters. Between 1859-1861, Beeton wrote articles on cooking and household management for her husband's publications. The collection of these articles became the single volume, The Book of Household Management, a guide to all aspects of running a household in Victorian Britain that included not only recipes, home-made remedies and how to deal with servants' pay but also smaller yet surprising subjects such as violence, cruelty and death. It remains a classic piece of domestic literature, providing us with invaluable insight into the Victorian household. Beeton died just four years after its publication at the age of twenty-eight.

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