Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Original Publisher
Ward, Lock and Co.
Date of publication
1861
ISBN
0330430092

Recommended by

Makiko Itoh

Blogger of Just Hungry and Just Bento

My mother was given a paperback edition of this book by a neighbor when we lived in England when I was a child. I still have that paperback, although it's in two pieces now, plus a couple of other copies of the same, as backups. There are several editions but they all give a fascinating look into British cookery, which has an unfairly bad reputation. Good British cooking is hearty and delicious.

Richard McCarthy

Executive Director, Slow Food USA

Important English cooking icon of an earlier age provides ours with a glimpse into the kinds of homecraft skills useful in the kitchen. It’s a great read: Really, people lived like this!? And some very useful recipes.