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Margaretta Acworth's Georgian Cookery Book
Hand-written and with idiosyncratic spelling, Margaretta Acworth's 'book of receipts' is a uniquely personal document--the practical day-to-day cookery book of a London housewife of two hundred years ago. [From the inside flap of the book.]
Hardcover, 159 pages
Published February 1988 by Pavilion - Michael Joseph
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Aug 18, 2011 Patricia Burroughs rated it it was amazing
With photographs and some of the originally spelled and written recipes, this book is an excellent resource. Forcemeat, pigeons in scallop shells, buttered crabs and plum cakes. For a writer, this was a great reference tool.