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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 …

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…

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…

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…

Salads, Sandwiches and Chafing-Dish Dainties

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Janet McKenzie Hill

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 properl…

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, …

Marion Harland's Cookery for Beginners

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Marion Harland

With this book, Marion Harland presents the reader and listener with "A Series of Familiar Lessons for Young Housekeepers". Housek…

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…

A Poetical Cook-Book

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Maria J. Moss

This is an interesting mix of recipes and poetry about cookery and food. The author has written this book during and in the aftermath of the…

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…

Six Cups of Coffee

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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…

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…

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 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…

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

Choice Cookery

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Catherine Owen

Choice cookery is not intended for households that have to study economy, except where economy is a relative term; where, perhaps, the house…

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…

Joe Tilden's Recipes for Epicures

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Joe Tilden

Major Joseph Tilden was in his time one of the most famous Bohemians and epicureans of the Pacific Coast. Ever since his death his many frie…

The Stag Cook Book

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Carroll Mac Sheridan

This book is dedicated to "that great host of bachelors and benedicts alike who have at one time or another tried to 'cook something': …

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