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Mrs Beeton's Book Of Household Management

Biography

Read the surprising history of Mrs Beeton and her kitchen shelf classic.

The Basics

The "Book of Household Management" that was published in 1861 under the name of Isabella Beeton was an instant bestseller. Although it offers a wealth of information on matters relating to domestic economy, with advice on first aid and the duties of the wet-nurse among its supremely practical resources, it is known in most people’s minds as the Bible of all English cookbooks.

The Basics
The Book of Household Management

The Book of Household Management

When you hear the name Mrs Beeton, what sort of person does it make you think of? Middle-aged, matronly, bustling, domestic? The sort of woman who knows how to bake things, who has the servants running her household like clockwork – polishing and roasting and starching…