The British housewife [electronic resource] : or, the cook, housekeeper's, and gardiner's companion. Calculated for the Service both of London and the Country; And directing what is necessary to be done in the Providing for, Conducting, and Managing a Family throughout the Year. Containing a general account of fresh provisions of all Kinds. Of the several foreign Articles for the Table, pickled, or otherwise preserved; and the different Kinds of Spices, Salts, Sugars, and other Ingredients used in Pickling and Preserving at Home: Shewing what each is, whence it is brought, and what are its Qualities and Uses. Together with the Nature of all Kinds of Foods, and the Method of suiting them to different Constitutions; a bill of fare for each month, the Art of Marketing and chusing fresh Provisions of all Kinds; and the making as well as chusing of Hams, Tongues, and other Store Dishes. Also Directions for plain Roasting and Boiling; and for the Dressing of all Sorts of Made Dishes in various Tastes; and the preparing the Desert in all its Articles. Containing a greater Variety than was ever before publish'd, of the most Elegant, yet least Expensive receipts in Cookery, Pastry, Puddings, Preserves, Pickles, Fricassees, Ragouts, Soups, Sauces, Jellies, Tarts, Cakes, Creams, Custards, Candies, Dry'd Fruits, Sweetmeats, Made Wines, Cordials, And Distillery. To which are annexed, the art of carving; and the Terms used for cutting up various Things; and the polite and easy Manner of doing the Honotors of the Table: The whole Practice of Pickling and Preserving: And of preparing made Wines, Beer, and Cyder. As also of distilling all the useful Kinds of Cordial and Simple Waters. With the Conduct of a Family in Respect of Health; the Disorders to which they are every Month liable, and the most approved Remedies for each. And a variety of other valuable particulars, necessary to be known in All Families; and nothing inserted but what has been approved by Experience. Also the Ordering of all Kinds of profitable Beasts and Fowls, with respect to their Choice, their Breeding and Feeding; the Diseases to which they are severally liable each Month, and Receipts for their Cure. Together with the Management of the pleasant, profitable, and useful Garden. The Whole embellished with a great Number of curious copper plates, shewing the Manner of Trussing all Kinds of Game, wild and tame Fowls, &c. as also the Order of setting out Tables for Dinners, Suppers, and Grand Entertainments, in a Method never before attempted; and by which even those who cannot read will be able to instruct themselves. By Mrs. Martha Bradley, late of Bath: Being the Result of upwards of Thirty Years Experience.

Bradley, Martha.
London : printed for S. Crowder and H. Woodgate, at the Golden Ball in Paternoster Row, [1760?]
2v.,plates ; 8⁰.
Eighteenth century collections online. Part 1.

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Cookery -- Early works to 1800.
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England London.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Advertised in the Gentleman's Magazine and Scots Magazine, January 1756.
Published in weekly parts.
Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Cengage Gale, 2009. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements. s2009 miunns
Reproduction of original from British Library.
Cited in:
Maclean, V. A short-title catalogue of household and cookery books published in the English tongue 1701-1800. London, 1981
English Short Title Catalog, T111915.
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