The Times’ Recipes
Information for the Household
Claiming to be “the fruit of the personal experiences of at least a thousand housekeepers,” the book reprints the contents of the New York Times Sunday edition Household Column, which apparently was extremely popular in its day, and the public clamored for reprints of the column’s recipes. Besides the hundreds of formulas for cooking breakfast dishes, eggs, fish, oysters, soups, meats, vegetables, pastry, cakes, breads, and more, the book includes “considerable supplementary matter” such as a complete treatise on carving, illustrated with woodcuts. Providing advice on everything from food marketing and storage to setting tables and serving wine, the Times asserts that every “counsel is the outgrowth of experiment and success, and the suggestions offered can be acted upon with certainty that good results will follow.”
This website contains affiliate links. If you buy something through one of those links, you don’t pay a penny more, but we receive a small commission.