The Household Companion by Eliza Smith
The Household Companion

The Household Companion by Eliza Smith

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Originally published in 1758 as "The Compleat Housewife," hundreds of historical menus and remedies from the 18th century.
The Household Companion
by Eliza Smith
Format: Paperback, 412 pages
ISBN: 1-84022-489-4
Publisher: Wordsworth Reference Edition
Pub. Date: 2006
Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
Condition: Various (Refer to main bookstore category page for definitions)
Notes: Originally published over 300 years ago in 1758 as "The Compleat Housewife" – and 100 years before the famous Mrs Beeton – Eliza Smith, drawing on her vast experience while "constantly employed by fashionable and noble families" compiled this collection of over 600 recipes which had "met with general approbation." There are also  remedies and cures for the "benefit of every accomplished noblewoman" for every ailment from the bite of a mad dog to a case of pimples. This book was not only famous in Britain, but also in America where it has the distinction of being the first ever cookery book to be published here. Hundreds of historical menus and remedies from the 18th century.
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