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NITSCH, Mrs Helen Alice   died 1889

Mrs Helen Alice Nitsch nee Matthews wrote under the pseudonym Catherine Owen. Most of her books were published in the United States only; see, for example, the American publications cited in Bitting 351 and NUCat.

  • Culture and cooking
  • Subjects: general,

    • 1. Culture and cooking; | or, | art in the kitchen. | By | Catherine Owen.
      New York, London and Paris: Cassell, Petter, Galpin and Co; 1881
      18.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i-ii] iii-viii, 1-121   Brown cloth  
      Bib:   A106   B351  
      US:   *DLC   OrU   NN   PPL   ViU   MB   NNNAM  

      The following quotation appears on the title-page: ""Le Cre2ateur, en obligeant l'homme a1 manger pour vivre, l'y invite par l'appe2tit et l'en re2compense par le plaisir." # Brillat Savarin.'
      The text is not a compilation of individual recipes but rather advice on cooking, including comments on American and English attitudes to the art, presented in a chatty style. As Mrs Nitsch explains in the preface, "This is not a cookery book [but] an effort to fill up the gap between you and your household oracle, whether she be one of those exasperating old friends... or the newer and better lights of our own generation.'
      "Culture and cooking; or, art in the kitchen' was reprinted as Part 1 of a new work entitled "Catherine Owen's new cook book' of which DLC holds two editions: New York: Cassell and Co Ltd, [copyright 1885], and another edition, Mount Vernon, New York: Household Economics Co, [1900]. "Culture and cooking' is complemented in the new volume by Part 2, "Practical recipes'.

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