An Afternoon with Bettina
Back to Bettina! Our newlywed whose cookbook is organized through a (seemingly) innocent narrative to help instruct in the art of cookery, from A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband. As you can imagine, the title has made it a best seller over the past 100 years.
Check out this delightful excerpt from Bettina.
What strikes me as interesting is the focus on using the food resources available and planning for the future – it really gets into the idea of domestic economy, which would have been an important social issue given the war. Not long after this book was published, the country started rationing.
Is anyone planning on canning this summer? … Inspired by Bettina.
I haven’t canned in almost 3 years, but keep thinking about it whenever I’m at the farmers market.
This set of recipes brings back good memories. Grew up with cinnamon toast, haven’t made it for years. My grandmother used to make orange marmalade sealed with paraffin. Yup. Some memories here…
Interesting that she uses stale bread for this recipe.
Oh, this sounds so much more satisfying than a granola bar or a handful of M&Ms in the afternoon.
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