The American Housewife

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(4.2 stars; 12 reviews)

This cookbook and reference guide leads the American Housewife through how to make everything from Meat to Common Drinks, as well as helpful tips and tricks for any housewife! Also included in this fine text are sections on Cooking for The Sick, and how to make your own: Essences, Perfumes, Dyes and Soaps. This work also features an extensive section on The Art of Carving-Which covers anything you might need to carve! (Summary by Jennifer Stearns) (5 hr 57 min)


00-Preface 3:33 Read by Jud Niven
01- Meat Part 1 17:08 Read by Jud Niven
02- Meat Part 2 16:14 Read by Ruth Golding
03-Meat Pies 7:18 Read by Ruth Golding
04- Gravies & Sauces 13:05 Read by Ruth Golding
05- Soups & Various Methods of Cooking Eggs 8:59 Read by Stuart Bell
06- Fish 17:24 Read by Bellona Times
07- Vegetables 15:06 Read by Neeru Iyer
08- Pickles 10:18 Read by NickNumber
09- Bread & Biscuit 12:16 Read by NickNumber
10- Hot Cakes 8:00 Read by NickNumber
11- Sweet Cakes Part 1 15:50 Read by NickNumber
12- Sweet Cakes Part 2 15:58 Read by NickNumber
13- Trifles, Blanc Manges & Creams 8:25 Read by NickNumber
14-Pastry & Pies 20:21 Read by Ruth Golding
15- Custards 4:59 Read by Neeru Iyer
16- Puddings 19:32 Read by Patti Cunningham
17- Fritters and Dumplings & Syrups 7:49 Read by Veronica Jenkins
18- Sweetmeats 18:11 Read by Kenzie King
19- Jellies 6:29 Read by Neeru Iyer
20- Common Drinks 16:31 Read by Patti Cunningham
21- Essences, Perfumery, & Cookery for the Sick 15:00 Read by Leni
22- Misc, Receipts Relevant to Housewifery Part 1 14:22 Read by MaryAnn
23- Misc, Receipts Relevant to Housewifery Part 2 14:30 Read by Anna Simon
24- Misc, Receipts Relevant to Housewifery Part 3 18:59 Read by Alana Jordan
25- Common Dyes & Soaps 11:41 Read by Alana Jordan
26- The Art of Carving 19:36 Read by Leni


Lots of Interesting Recipes

(3 stars)

As with many old cookbooks, measuring is not standardized, some ingredients go by different names, and the household hints can be downright toxic. Still, there's plenty of variety in this book, especially in the steamed and/or boiled pudding category, as well as various sweets.

Excellent Cookbook and more!

(5 stars)

This Cookbook is better than I thought it would be. It has all types of recipes from soup to nuts! I especially liked the information regarding making perfume and soaps.