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The Book of Household Management

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Mrs. Isabella Beeton


"Mrs. Beeton's" is a guide to all aspects of running a household in Victorian Britain. Published in 1861, it was an immediate best…

No Animal Food and Nutrition and Diet with Vegetable Recipes

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Rupert H. Wheldon


Though little is known about its author, this is considered the first vegan cookbook ever written. At the time of its composition, the Veget…

The American Housewife

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Anonymous


This cookbook and reference guide leads the American Housewife through how to make everything from Meat to Common Drinks, as well as helpful…

Food Preparedness

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Dr. Albert Philip Sy


A short pamphlet from WWI, first describing basic nutrition, then discussing what foods may be substituted during food shortages without los…

The Little Tea Book

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Arthur Gray


After all, tea is the drink! Domestically and socially it is the beverage of the world. There may be those who will come forward with their …

A Guide to Modern Cookery (Le Guide Culinaire) Part I: Fundamental Elements

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Auguste Escoffier


Le Guide Culinaire can be regarded as the ‘Bible’ of modern cooking. It was Escoffier's attempt to codify and streamline the French restaura…

The Experienced English Housekeeper

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Elizabeth Raffald


'Cut a large old hare in small pieces, and put it in a mug with three blades of mace, a little salt, two large onions, one red herring, six …

Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes and Home Made Candy Recipes

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Maria Parloa


A selection of chocolate recipes which were produced for Walter Baker & Co, the oldest producer of chocolate in the United States. Adve…

Cocoa and Chocolate

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Arthur William Knapp


As that heavenly bit of chocolate melts in our mouths, we give little thought as to where it came from, the arduous work that went in to its…

Brewing

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Alfred Chaston Chapman


Great as is the debt of gratitude which the brewing industry owes to the labours of scientific men, it has been more than repaid by the imme…

The Ideal Bartender

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Tom Bullock


The book was written by Tom Bullock, a well-known bartender at the St. Louis Country Club. His skills as a bartender were so remarkable that…

Chocolate: or, An Indian Drinke

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Antonio Colmenero De Ledesma


The Author sings the praises of Chocolate. "By the wise and Moderate use whereof, Health is preserved, Sicknesse Diverted, and Cured, …

A Little Cook Book for a Little Girl

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Caroline French Benton


Join Margaret, a little girl who really wants to learn how to properly cook and bake everything from seafood to cake, as she sets out to mak…

Six Cups of Coffee

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Various


It is not much to say that nine-tenths of that decoction which passes under the name of coffee, is unworthy to be so called, and that many p…

Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation, Harvesting, Curing and Uses

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Maurice Grenville Kains


This book describes use and care, and growing of herbs for cooking, healing and other interesting miscellaneous information related to herbs…

Culture and Cooking; Or, Art in the Kitchen

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Catherine Owen


This is not a cookery book. It makes no attempt to replace a good one; it is rather an effort to fill up the gap between you and your househ…

Billy in Bunbury

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Royal Baking Powder Company


This 1924 poem/recipe book, designed as promotional material for the Royal Baking Powder Company, is set in the Oz community of Bunbury. Lit…

Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery

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Arthur Gay Payne


This is a little cookbook of vegetarian recipes, which were only slowly gaining popularity in England at the time of its publication in 1891…

Rhymed Receipts for Any Occasion

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Imogen Clark


In addition to being amusing, recipes written in a poetic form were easy to remember and used as learning tools for the young housekeeper. M…

Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation, Harvesting, Curing and Uses (Version 2)

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Maurice Grenville Kains


Culinary Herbs may be regarded as the secret to preparing good food from antiquity to the the height of culinary art. Maurice Grenville Kain…

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