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LEWIS, Mrs Amelia   


Mrs Lewis edited the periodical "Food and health leaves' of which LB has New Series, Nos. 1-30, Manchester: 1879. On the front page of each issue at LB Mrs Lewis is described as an "inventor of a new method of heating and cooking, as exemplified by new appliances'. In the June 1879 issue there is an advertisement for the Chamber Stove, "the first and smaller size of the series of three reformer stoves invented by Mrs Amelia Lewis'. She also designed steamers and other cooking utensils.% 2480

  • A lecture on food and cooking for all classes
  • Subjects: general,

    • 1. A lecture | on | food & cooking | for all classes, | delivered in the Co-operative Hall, | Oldham, in December, 1877, | including | a number of new receipts, | by | Mrs. Amelia Lewis. | Third edition. | Price threepence. [Cover-title]
      London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co; Manchester: Tubbs and Brook; Oldham: Clegg and Lee; nd
      18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i] ii, [3] 4-31   3d   Blue paper  
      GB:   LB destroyed   *LoEN   OB  

      In the lecture on pages 1-21 Mrs Lewis argues for moderation in the consumption of meat and alcohol. One of her aims is to encourage the working classes to get the best food value by steaming rather than boiling their vegetables; in this respect she was a woman well ahead of her time! Recipes are on pages 22-31. LB, LoEN and OB date the third edition [1878].


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