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Sunday, 6 February 2011

Autrefois....yesterday ..... Vergangenheit....

Cover of "A Plain Cookery Book for the Wo...Cover via Amazon
I suppose there aren't many of you who can recall scenes like this......

Image 01
but - once upon a time, and not so long ago, a kitchen in the home was NOT cluttered up with electrical cables and gadgets, just waiting to be sliced through with your sharpest knive, and sending you up in sparks.....no...it looked a bit like this one, and stuff produced in there was called "home cooking"......
You still see the words "home cooking style" printed on the bags of frozen stuff you buy, and it's still considered a "mark of quality" although it rarely is.
The link to this photo and the corresponding "Gutenberg Project"
(http://www.gutenberg.org/files/22114/22114-h/22114-h.htm  )
was supplied by the author of the followingWeblogspot....
http://rozinbrittany.blogspot.com/
where you can read about some adventures in Brittany.
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Here is just a quick excerpt from the publication, rivalling the famous "Mrs Beeton's Cookbook" and "Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management",  which were - once upon a time - the standard schoolbooks for all female students...Shame it isn't any more....!


A PLAIN

COOKERY BOOK

FOR THE

WORKING CLASSES.

BY
LATE MAÎTRE D'HÔTEL AND CHIEF COOK TO HER MAJESTY THE
QUEEN. AUTHOR OF "THE MODERN COOK" AND
"THE COOK'S GUIDE."
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Now....can you imagine ANY woman doing this nowadays....? 
Mind you, an "OXO" or a "KNORR" cube IS a lot quicker
but whether it is as good - I doubt!

No. 7. Broth made from Bones for Soup.

"Fresh bones are always to be purchased from butchers at about a farthing per pound; 
they must be broken up small, and put into a boiling-pot with a quart of water to 
every pound of bones; and being placed on the fire, the broth must be well
 skimmed, seasoned with pepper and salt, a few carrots, onions, turnips, celery, 
and thyme, and boiled very gently for six hours; it is then to be strained off,
 and put back into the pot, with any bits of meat or gristle which may have fallen 
from the bones (the bones left are still worth a farthing per pound, and can be 
sold to the bone-dealers)."
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And - just try finding any bones in 2011, much less a bone-dealer to sell them back to!

iwmpop(mrlemarquis)        -        Vauvert, France        -    Février 2011






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