Common Sense Papers on Cookery Overview


Introduction: Common Sense Papers on Cookery.

Bookplate, 1877

The introduction in Common Sense Papers on Cookery is highly entertaining. The author proclaims: “This work is intended more for the drawing room than the kitchen…” what a way to sell a cookbook to the genteel middle class!



The cookbook is aCassell's Magazine Cover 1903 | Wikipediactually written from a series of articles from Cassell’s Magazine, which was published in some form from 1853 – 1912. That’s quite the run!

As for the scope of the book, I’ll let the Contents speak for themselves:


You can check out the entire publication (free) of Common Sense Papers on Cookery, 1877, from the U.S. Library of Congress here.

What’s your favorite chapter? Let me know in the Comments below!

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