Originally published in 1887, this unique cookbook reflects the times in the simplicity of its recipes. Also included are discussions on cooking for the sick and home-made solutions for getting rid of red ants, removing mildew, and preventing calicos from fading. There's even a discussion on antidotes for common poisons of the day. What sets this book apart however, are the many advertisements. The book is a catalogue of milliners, grocers, plumbers, and medicinal dealers. These listing provide a wonderful picture of the times. The book includes a newly written introduction that describes the times and social setting.
Recipes supplied by the ladies of St. Paul's P.E. Church and compiled by Miss Harriet Angel.