A 1934 cookery book for the novice cook telling her everything in exacting and, by today s standards, slightly punishing detail useful but also eye opening.
Dinners for Beginners A cookery book for the novice cook telling her everything in exacting and by today s standards slightly punishing detail useful but also eye opening
One of Persephone's cookbooks and one of the most enjoyable that I've read so far. Rather than just a collection of recipes, this is set out in 28 menus for simple and cheap but (for the time) interesting dinners for four, aimed at single people or young couples hosting small dinner parties in the 1930s. The authors don't assume that you have all day to cook, that you have servants or that you have a huge stock of items in the pantry. Each menu has only two courses and the authors give a timetab [...]