Historical Cooking Books: The Complete Economical Cook (1853) – 38 in a series

Archive.org has a host of old cookery books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these books. I’ll be sharing more books as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas

What might you find in these old cookbooks? What special recipes have been handed down to you? Share in the Comments!

Historical Cooking Books: The Complete Economical Cook, and frugal housewife : an entirely new system of domestic cookery, containing approved directions for purchasing, preserving, and cooking, also, trussing & carving; preparing soups, gravies, sauces, made dishes, potting, pickling, &c. With directions for pastry and confectionary, likewise the art of making British wines, brewing, baking, etc.
by Mary Holland (1853) – 38 in a series

Historical Cooking Books: The Complete Economical Cook (1853) - 38 in a series

Historical Cooking Books: The Complete Economical Cook (1853) - 38 in a series



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Management of Families.

In domestic arrangement the table is entitled to no small share of attention, as a well conducted system of domestic management is the foundation of every comfort, and the respectability and welfare of families depend in a great measure on the prudent arrangement of the female whose province it is to manage their domestic concerns.

However the fortunes of individuals maysupport a large expenditure, it will be deficient in all that can benefit or grace society, and in every thing essential to moral order and rational happiness, it not conducted on a regular system, embracing all the objects of such a situation.

In domestic management, as in education, so much must depend on the particular circumstances of every case, that it is impossible to lay down a system which can be generally applicable.

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