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Fascinating Old Cookbooks!
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MrsBeeton
2012-08-29 01:10:06 UTC
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Hi Everyone,
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. Beeton’s 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. Beeton’s 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
false lead.
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
It’s not the nineteenth century “The English and Australian Cooker
Book”, either.
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
received!

Mrs


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MrsBeeton
Jean B.
2012-09-03 02:38:12 UTC
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MrsBeeton wrote:
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Clue for Book #3: “”Small Beeton 1888?”
This must be another edition of Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household
Management, but again I cannot find it.
Some recipes in it: Mock Turtle Soup p. 90-91
I thought this might be All About Cookery, but the entries are
alphabetical, which puts mock turtle soup way past pp. 90-91.

Unfortunately, all I can do is eliminate that one. I hope you
find some answers.

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Jean B.
Winston_Smith
2013-01-01 03:49:20 UTC
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On Wed, 29 Aug 2012 01:10:06 +0000, MrsBeeton
Post by MrsBeeton
Hi Everyone,
Many years ago I went though my Granny's old cook-books and made a list
of some frugal wartime dishes that interested me. Since then I've lost
the books (to my dismay!) and forgotten the titles, and all I have left
is some cryptic notes hinting at them. I really want to find those
recipes and I wonder if any detectives here can help me find the names
of these books?
Clue for Book #1: "Pears"
Some recipes in it: Mock Goose on Page 811, Mock Crab on page 813, Mock
Omelet on Page 819
I thought this book might have been "Pears Family Cookbook" by Bee
Nilson, so I ordered it from a second hand bookshop, but those recipes
were not inside. (I live in Australia and this book was available here
in Granny's time.)
<http://books.google.com/books?id=n-AqAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA615&dq=Mock+Crab+Mock+Omelet+%22Mock+Goose%22&hl=en>
Post by MrsBeeton
||Adapted to all ... edited by Florence K. Stanton
might be it. Page numbers look close. Electronic pages vs physical ???

I did the following search. you can copy the idea for the others
<http://www.google.com/search?tbo=p&tbm=bks&q=Mock+Crab+Mock+Omelet+%22Mock+Goose%22&tbs=,bkt:b&num=10>


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