Saturday, April 20, 2013

Can you guess competition

My mother pulled this from the back of the cupboard today. Its poor condition says it all. It is missing the hard cover. Pages are falling out. My great-grandmother, Lillian and then my grandmother, Gwen relied heavily on the recipes in this book. We think its probably circa 1890s and was published in London. Can you guess what vintage cookbook it is? There is a small prize for the first correct guess.


Jo in TAS said...

I went sleuthing on Google and I think it's Mrs Beeton's Everyday Cookery or Cookery Book

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I really can't guess Jan as you are probably very close and Jo is probably right! Looks like a real treasure though!

Julie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment it is so nice to have new people stop by and say hello.

What a great find, it certainly looks like Mrs Beatons book to me, a very useful addition to any home for a young wife in those times. Yours looks very well used.