Cookery for the Poor ~1819

General Remarks and Frugal Hints.

I promise a few hints, to enable every family to assist the poor of their neighbourhood at a very trivial expense; and these may be varied or amended at the discretion of the mistress.

This excerpt speaks to the value placed on philanthropy and giving in Victorian homes. I’ve never come across something like this in a contemporary cookbook.



SourceAmerican domestic cookery, formed on principles of economy, for the use of private families. 1819.


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