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Ten Dollars Enough: Keeping House Well on Ten Dollars a Week, How It Has Been Done, How It May Be Done Again (1886)

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Hardcover, 294 pages
Published December 7th 2009 by Kessinger Publishing (first published November 21st 2009)
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J. Boo
Oct 14, 2015 J. Boo rated it really liked it
I like a bit of didacticism in my storytelling, and apparently I also like a bit of storytelling in my didacticism.

In this 1880s book -- originally a serial in "Good Housekeeping" -- Molly, a new bride and educated amateur cook, convinces her husband to ditch the boarding house and head out for the suburbs to take up housekeeping on a budget. Recipes, cooking techniques, and shopping for meat are explained through the story process.

Said story is admittedly a bit thin, but it keeps everything mo
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Sumi
Jan 06, 2011 Sumi rated it really liked it
Apparently this started off as a serial in Good Housekeeping magazine in the early 1880's, thus you have the element of the fictional heroine whose husband had married her against his parents' wishes. (They had a more affluent candidate in mind for the post of daughter-in-law.)

In spite of that it's actual intent, the instruction of housekeeping (specifically cooking) on a limited budget is done in such a fashion that modern readers get an understanding of cooking techniques and food tastes in th
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