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    forestforest
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    I know my son and herbman will approve, they both have copies of this book. It’s the famous Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management.

    http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/b/beeton/isabella/household//index.html

    #284113
    HerbmanHerbman
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    Oh I so approve … this is my FAVOURITE!!!!! cookbook. I highly recommend it to anyone who stumbles across it in an 2nd hand bookshop, opshop or market.

    Mine is well worn, scribbled in and dribbled on (with food splashes from my messy cooking that is)

    #284114
    toosusietoosusie
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    Gosh Rhonda. Another thing to be grateful for. Our relaxed lifestyle lol

    #284115
    GiannaGianna
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    I have a copy too. It makes for interesting reading. 🙂

    #284116
    HerbmanHerbman
    Member

    What do you reckon Mrs Beeton would say if she knew the book she first had published in 1861 was still a favourite. Even more strange for her would be the number of men who love her book (given that it is obvious from my 1941 edition at least that the book is very much written in a time of women’s domesticity).

    #284117
    newepochnewepoch
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    Have a very old copy – some of it quite amusing.

    #284118
    dentydogdentydog
    Member

    As an update (the link above appears to no longer be working) this link came via the simple savers newsletter http://www.mrsbeeton.com/

    #284119
    earthwalkerearthwalker
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    The “Golden Wattle” and “Cookery for Young Australians” still grace our shelves!

    #284120
    dentydogdentydog
    Member

    Nothing beats a bit of old fashioned advice!

    #284121
    KasaliaKasalia
    Member

    I love this book, make the pretend caper recipe all the time(nasturtium seeds)

    #284122
    dentydogdentydog
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    I think the best thing about most of the old fashioned books is that you generally have the ingredients, doesn’t require some fancy ingredient that you have never heard of or will never use again.

    Will check out the pretend caper recipe, which reminds me I must plant some nasturtiums!

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