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nubidane Posted - Feb 10 2024 : 4:34:25 PM
I guess I could have posted this in the book section, but the majority of this book is dedicated to recipes, so I decided to post here.
This book was originally published in 1861 in Victoria Britain.
The recipes cover everything and beyond.
And as a huge plus, it has chapters on everything household from Britain in the day:
Duties of the butler, footman, coachman, ladies maid and on and on.
The edition I just received is a facsimile of the original, but the font etc appears authentic. (1112 pages!)
I will enjoy this book bit by bit!
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MaryJanesNiece Posted - Feb 14 2024 : 11:56:49 AM
Wow Lisa, this sounds like such a neat book. Hopefully you can find some really tasty recipes.

nubidane Posted - Feb 12 2024 : 4:45:01 PM
Sara, the font is tiny.. Bring on the magnifying glass!
Red Tractor Girl Posted - Feb 12 2024 : 4:17:02 PM
Lisa, this is an awesome treasure!! I too love old books, especially about kitchens and favorites of years gone by.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
YellowRose Posted - Feb 11 2024 : 08:26:55 AM
Yes. Lisa thanks again for reminding me of the book.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 - Feb 2019 - Oct 2023

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
nubidane Posted - Feb 11 2024 : 07:51:52 AM
Great Sara!..Did you find the one with the 1000+ pages?
YellowRose Posted - Feb 11 2024 : 06:24:38 AM
Lisa, I heard about Mrs. Beetons' book several years ago on a British cooking show. I collect old cookbooks and reprints of really old books. You know me as soon as I read your post yesterday, I got on Amazon and found the one you ordered. Mine will be here in a couple of weeks. I just hope the print isn't so small I will have to have a magnifying glass to read it. Thanks for reminding me of it and giving me a place to order it.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 - Feb 2019 - Oct 2023

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
Jokamartell Posted - Feb 10 2024 : 7:25:44 PM
What an amazing find!! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
nndairy Posted - Feb 10 2024 : 5:10:54 PM
That's an amazing find. I bet it's fascinating to read. Can you imagine what it would be like to have all that help? I'm not sure if I'd love it or hate it LOL!

Farmgirl Sister #4701
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nubidane Posted - Feb 10 2024 : 5:03:31 PM
I originally reserved it from the library, but was able to find it used on Amazon, so I purchased it. There were many options, but several were only about 100 or so pages; I wanted one as close to the original as possible, so I was sure to check the number of pages.
The one from the library was HUGE and weighed several pounds.
This one is roughly 4x6 and about 3 in thick, but still as comprehensive.
Something to look at every day.
I look at what went into their daily routine, and feel like I do nothing compared to them.
But I don't have a footman, butler, or ladies maid..So there's that. LOL
StitchinWitch Posted - Feb 10 2024 : 4:41:41 PM
What fun that will be to read! I love old etiquette books and have several. Enjoyable reading on a rainy day.


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Blessed in Colorado Posted - Feb 10 2024 : 4:39:05 PM
What a treasure you have Lisa. I bet it is a fun read with lots of recipes. Enjoy.

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