I found it when we were packing up Grandma and Grandpa's books. (For the record, they're not actually dead, they just moved into an assisted living place.) I snatched the book up when I saw it, because it was clearly very old.
There is, however, a very snobbish dedication.
|Though I'm showing it here, it actually appears after the index.|
To Those Housekeepers
Whose patience has been often tried, and their materials wasted, in
attempts to follow the impractical directions contained in cookery-books
written with delicate fingers, and based upon French
and other foreign writers,
(Expressley and painstakingly prepared for those who would have good
living without an exorbitant outlay of time and money, and
free from the risks of mere "experimenting")
Is humbly dedicated
Humbly dedicated indeed. Those "French and other foreign writers" were probably publishing much better recipes than these ones at the time this book was written. Just look at how much of this stuff is boiled.
|A cow and sheep. Aren't they pretty?|
I'm not blogging the entire book. Ideally I would like to make the whole thing available online, but for now I've just skimmed it and photographed the bits that looked most interesting.
|No sense in trying to reattach it, but it's nice to know it isn't lost.|
|The rest of this recipe is on the next page, sorry!|
|It was so exciting!|
If you find something in the table of contents that you would like to see, just ask me and I'll make sure it gets posted.