You may have seen my post about red herring… not the idiom in common English, but the nineteenth century description of kippers. Eliza Acton ¬†was born in 1799 and was a forerunner to the more famous Isabella¬†Beeton, and her book ‘Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management'; Miss Acton wrote ‘Modern Cookery’ which was published in 1845, fourteen years before Mrs Beeton. 153 more words