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Jane Austen, Martha Lloyd, Isabella Beeton, Catherine Beecher, Household Books, and Me

By nature, writers are a curious sort. By that I mean we are easily led down The Rabbit Hole by the plot bunnies we insist on chasing. 754 more words

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The fish must first be caught

Looking through some Australian newspapers from the 1840’s, it seems most of the recipes were for household use rather than culinary; how to make a labour-saving soap, a  ‘Recipe for the Prevention of Smut in Wheat” (take half a pound of vitriol…) a recipe to prevent any ill effects from the bite of any rabid animal, how to make eye water, how to treat diseases in sheep with disgusting sounding recipes, a recipe which is actually a method of killing cockroaches (drown them in good ale)  and a recipe for sea-sickness… most welcome I would guess even if it is only cold water and a little brandy!, 304 more words

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