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SPENCER, E.   1782-1784


  • The modern cook; and frugal housewife's compleat guide to every branch in displaying her table to the greatest advantage
  • Subjects: cookery, food, meat, baking, desserts, wine, pickling, preserving, brewing,

    • 1. The modern cook; and frugal housewife's compleat guide to every branch in displaying her table to the greatest advantage, viz.: The judgement of meat at market; with directions for roasting, boiling, hashing, sewing [sic], boiling [sic], frying, fricasseying, and baking; also for making puddings, custards, cakes, cheese cakes, pies, tarts, ragouts, soups, creams, jellies, syllabubs, wines, &c. And several select papers by a lady of distinction, lately deceased, of new and infallible rules to be observed in pickling, preserving, brewing, &c.
      Newcastle upon Tyne: printed by and for T. Saint   1782
      vi, 7-1 52 p. [----]  
      US:   DNLM  

      --2nd ed. Newcastle upon Tyne: printed by and for T. Saint, 1784.
      1. The author described himself as 'E. Spencer, Late Principal Cook to a Capital Tavern in London'.
      2. The only known reference to the 1784 edition is given in B. & G.Cat., No. 27, p. 8.


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