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Modern Cookery for Private Families

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(first published in 1845) Reprint of the extended edition of 1855 as Editor Eliza Acton. The most widely used of all the Victorian cookery books, much admired for its limpid style and incomparable recipes, and for the classic English style it represents. Eliza Acton's receipts show English cookery at its very best, before the over-elaboration of late Victorianism overtook ...more
Hardcover, 544 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)
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Jan 15, 2012 Ingrid marked it as to-read
Mentioned in At Home by Bill Bryson. Thought of as the first real cookbook. "It was the first book to give exact measurements and cooking times, and it became the work on which all cookbooks since have been, almost always unwittingly, modeled."
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If you're interested in the history of anglo cookery this is great. It's one of the first cookbooks ever published, with recipes that you can still follow today. You could intrigue your guests - with fish stuffed with veal!
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