Salads, Sandwiches and Chafing-Dish Dainties

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There is positive need of more widespread knowledge of the principles of cookery. Few women know how to cook an egg or boil a potato properly, and the making of the perfect loaf of bread has long been assigned a place among the "lost arts."
By many women cooking is considered, at best, a homely art,—a necessary kind of drudgery; and the composition, if not the consumption, of salads and chafing-dish productions has been restricted, hitherto, chiefly to that half of the race "who cook to please themselves." But, since women have become anxious to compete with men in any and every walk of life, they, too, are desirous of becoming adepts in tossing up an appetizing salad or in stirring a creamy rarebit. And yet neither a pleasing salad, especially if it is to be composed of cooked materials, nor a tempting rarebit can be evolved, save by happy accident, without an accurate knowledge of the fundamental principles that underlie all cookery. - Summary by the Preface (4 hr 58 min)


The Prefaces 4:48 Read by Larry Wilson
Salads - Introduction 11:29 Read by kanzakisol
How to make Aromatic Vinegars, to keep Vegetables and to prepare Garnishes 11:15 Read by BettyB
Salad Dressings 10:55 Read by BettyB
Vegetable Salads served with French Dressing 13:37 Read by BettyB
Salads, largely Vegetable, served with Mayonnaise, Cream or Boiled Dressing 20:02 Read by Vittoria Conn
Fish Salads, part 1 18:49 Read by BettyB
Fish Salads, part 2 17:19 Read by BettyB
Various Compound Salads 20:15 Read by Vittoria Conn
Fruit and Nut Salads 10:33 Read by BettyB
How to prepare and use Aspic Jelly 7:52 Read by Diana Schmidt
Cheese Dishes served with Salads 10:38 Read by Diana Schmidt
Sandwiches 6:50 Read by BettyB
Savory Sandwiches 16:31 Read by BettyB
Sweet Sandwiches 6:55 Read by BettyB
Bread and Chou Paste 7:13 Read by BettyB
Beverages served with Sandwiches 8:29 Read by BettyB
Chafing-dish Dainties - Introduction 15:02 Read by Kieren Metts
Oyster Dishes 9:23 Read by Kieren Metts
Lobster and other Sea Fish 18:21 Read by Kalynda
Cheese Confections 8:15 Read by BettyB
Eggs 10:04 Read by BettyB
Dishes largely Vegetarian 9:31 Read by BettyB
Réchauffés and Olla-Podria 24:02 Read by BettyB