Domestic Cookery, Useful Receipts, and Hints to Young Housekeepers

Elizabeth E. LEA (1793 - 1858)

The compiler of [this book] having entered early in life upon a train of duties, was frequently embarrassed by her ignorance of domestic affairs. For, whilst receipt books for elegant preparations were often seen, those connected with the ordinary, but far more useful part of household duties, were not easily procured; thus situated, she applied to persons of experience, and embodied the information collected in a book, to which, since years have matured her judgment, she has added much that is the result of her own experiments.

Familiar, then, with the difficulties a young housekeeper encounters, when she finds herself in reality the mistress of an establishment, the Authoress offers to her young countrywomen this Work, with the belief that, by attention to its contents, many of the cares attendant on a country or city life, may be materially lessened; and hoping that the directions are such as to be understood by the most inexperienced, it is respectfully dedicated to those who feel an interest in domestic affairs.

Summary by the Authoress.

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Self-Help

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Advertisement to the Third Edition & Introductory Address Gesine
00:02:53
Play 02 Meats and Poultry Martin Clifton
00:42:20
Play 03 Soups Kara Shallenberg
00:07:26
Play 04 Fish, Oysters, &c. Zale Schafer (Rose May Chamberlin Memorial Foundat
00:16:23
Play 05 Vegetables Lisa Chau
00:21:55
Play 06 Bread, &c. Peter Yearsley
00:47:56
Play 07 Pies, Puddings, Cakes, &c. Deborah Clark
00:43:22
Play 08 Syrups, Ices, &c. Deborah Clark
00:07:39
Play 09 Cakes Kristen McQuillin
00:22:36
Play 10 Preserves, Jellies, &c. Cori Samuel
00:39:51
Play 11 Cordials, Wines, Vinegar, Pickles, &c. Peter Yearsley
00:37:17
Play 12 To Cure Bacon, Beef, Pork, Sausage, &c. Chris Vee
00:18:36
Play 13 Butter, Cheese, Coffee, Tea, &c. Kathy
00:15:04
Play 14 Lard, Tallow, Soap and Candles Betsie Bush
00:13:32
Play 15 Miscellaneous Receipts Kristen McQuillin
00:51:27
Play 16 Simple Remedies Denny Sayers
01:24:50
Play 17 Food for the Sick Chris Vee
00:13:32
Play 18 Domestics Kara Shallenberg
00:10:51
Play 19 Remarks Marlo Dianne
00:25:24
Play 20 Cultivation of Flowers Deborah Clark
00:04:12