Domestic Cookery, Useful Receipts, and Hints to Young Housekeepers

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The compiler of [this book] having entered early in life upon a train of duties, was frequently embarrassed by her ignorance of domestic affairs. For, whilst receipt books for elegant preparations were often seen, those connected with the ordinary, but far more useful part of household duties, were not easily procured; thus situated, she applied to persons of experience, and embodied the information collected in a book, to which, since years have matured her judgment, she has added much that is the result of her own experiments.

Familiar, then, with the difficulties a young housekeeper encounters, when she finds herself in reality the mistress of an establishment, the Authoress offers to her young countrywomen this Work, with the belief that, by attention to its contents, many of the cares attendant on a country or city life, may be materially lessened; and hoping that the directions are such as to be understood by the most inexperienced, it is respectfully dedicated to those who feel an interest in domestic affairs.
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Advertisement to the Third Edition & Introductory Address 2:53 Read by Gesine
Meats and Poultry 42:20 Read by Martin Clifton
Soups 7:26 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Fish, Oysters, &c.; 16:23 Read by Zale Schafer (Rose May Chamberlin Memorial Foundat
Vegetables 21:55 Read by Lisa Chau
Bread, &c.; 47:56 Read by Peter Yearsley
Pies, Puddings, Cakes, &c.; 43:22 Read by Deborah Clark
Syrups, Ices, &c.; 7:39 Read by Deborah Clark
Cakes 22:36 Read by Kristen McQuillin
Preserves, Jellies, &c.; 39:51 Read by Cori Samuel
Cordials, Wines, Vinegar, Pickles, &c.; 37:17 Read by Peter Yearsley
To Cure Bacon, Beef, Pork, Sausage, &c.; 18:36 Read by Chris Vee
Butter, Cheese, Coffee, Tea, &c.; 15:04 Read by Kathy
Lard, Tallow, Soap and Candles 13:32 Read by Betsie Bush
Miscellaneous Receipts 51:27 Read by Kristen McQuillin
Simple Remedies 1:24:50 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Food for the Sick 13:32 Read by Chris Vee
Domestics 10:51 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Remarks 25:24 Read by Marlo Dianne
Cultivation of Flowers 4:12 Read by Deborah Clark