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P., P. O.   


P. O. P.'s "The nabob's cookery book" was first published in 1870. The author's "Cookery-book for fasting" was first issued in the following year, 1871.

  • The economical cook
  • Subjects: menus, general,

    • 1. The | economical cook | a book of recipes for each season | of the year, especially suitable for | schools and large families | together with | a few recipes for "maigre" dishes | and | hints on sick nursing and invalid cookery | by P. O. P. | author of "The Nabob's Cookery Book," and | "Cookery Book for Fasting and Abstinence Days," etc.
      London: Griffith, Farran, Okeden and Welsh; New York: E. P. Dutton and Co; nd
      16.0 x 10.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1] 2-118   Brown cloth  
      GB:   LB destroyed   *LoEN   OB  

      The author explains in the preface that the recipes are "arranged in compliance with the wish of a clergyman who is at the head of a large school, and to schools and large families [he] particularly [offers] them". The text begins with twelve pages on soups. Then follow 112 dinner menus for the four quarters of the year with their recipes, and twenty maigre-dinner menus with their recipes. The remainder of the book is given to sick nursing and invalid cookery.
      The printer's mark "MM: 1.86: V." appears on page 118. LB, LoEN and OB date the book [1886].


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