American Woman's Home
"Published in 1869 by the indomitable Beecher sisters, The American Woman's Home is remarkable for both its philosophy and its practicality. A pioneering work of scientific kitchen planning, the book's recommendation for specific work areas, built-in cupboards and shelves, and continuous work surfaces are ideals that, while new at the time, are taken for granted today. The work presupposes a servantless home and teaches the homemaker basic skills on how to cope with such inventions as stoves and refrigerators, as well as providing information on healthful food and drink, care of the sick, and care of the home. While the few recipes included are mainly medicinal, this is an important work of social and food history."
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
air-cells alkali amusement animal benevolent better blood blood heat body brain bread called capillaries carbonic acid cause child chimney chintz Christ Christian close cloth cold comfort cooking cover digestion disease domestic dress drinks duty earth economy enjoyment evil exercise Exodus 23 feel feet flue Franklin stoves fruit furnished gastric juice give habits HARRIET BEECHER STOWE heat housekeeper inches keep kind kitchen labor lady live lungs manure meat ment mind mode mother muscles nerves nervous never nitrogen nourishing oxygen parents parlor persons phosphorus plants poison portion prepared principles proper pure air remedy result scrofula secure self-denial servants sewing sick side skin soil stamens stomach stove supply table furniture taste thing tion trained vegetable ventilation warm washed woman women writer young zinc