I suppose there aren't many of you who can recall scenes like this......
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"
was supplied by the author of the followingWeblogspot....
where you can read about some adventures in Brittany.
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....!
QUEEN. AUTHOR OF "THE MODERN COOK" AND
"THE COOK'S GUIDE."