2012-08-29 01:10:06 UTC
Many years ago I went though my Granny's old cook-books and made a lis
of some frugal wartime dishes that interested me. Since then I've los
the books (to my dismay!) and forgotten the titles, and all I have lef
is some cryptic notes hinting at them. I really want to find thos
recipes and I wonder if any detectives here can help me find the name
of these books?
Here are the only clues I've got:
Clue for Book #1: "Pears"
Some recipes in it: Mock Goose on Page 811, Mock Crab on page 813, Moc
Omelet on Page 819
I thought this book might have been "Pears Family Cookbook" by Be
Nilson, so I ordered it from a second hand bookshop, but those recipe
were not inside. (I live in Australia and this book was available her
in Granny's time.)
Clue for Book #2: Large Beeton 1925?
Clearly this is an edition of Mrs. Beetons Book of Househol
Management, but I cannot find which one.
Some recipes in it: Mock Hare Soup p. 1170, Mock Turtle Soup p. 149
138, Mock Fish Patties p. 1178,
Clue for Book #3: Small Beeton 1888?
This must be another edition of Mrs. Beetons Book of Househol
Management, but again I cannot find it.
Some recipes in it: Mock Turtle Soup p. 90-91
Clue for Book #4: Penguin
I thought this might have been the Penguin Cookery Book, also by Be
Nilson, so I managed to find a copy but again, it turned out to be
Some recipes in it: Mock Oyster Soup: p. 39, Mock Almond Paste, p. 612
Clue for Book #5 English Cookery
This turns out *not* to be The English Cookery Book, Uniting Good Styl
with Economy, Collected by A Committee of Ladies, ed. JH Walsh.1859
Its not the nineteenth century The English and Australian Cooker
Some recipes in it: Half-Pay Pudding p. 90, Nettle Beer p. 376, Rol
Poly p. 105
Any help tracking down these fascinating old books will be GRATEFULL