Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes
WILLIAMS, T. flourished 1797
- The accomplished housekeeper, and universal cook, containing all the various branches of cookery
The accomplished housekeeper, and universal cook, containing all the various branches of cookery; directions for roasting, boiling and made dishes, also for frying, broiling, stewing, mincing, and hashing. . . . With a catalogue of the various articles in season every month in the year.
London: printed for J. Scatcherd 1797
19 cm. xvi, 274 p. pls. 3 sh.
GB: LBL LeU(B)*
US: DCLC NYPL
1. The book was written 'By T. Williams, and the Principal Cooks at the London and Crown and Anchor Taverns'. The unnamed 'Principal Cooks' were the authors of a previously cited work; see under earlier entry: COLLINGWOOD, Francis, and WOOLLAMS, John, The universal cook, and city and country housekeeper; of which book the above work is certainly an abridgement. Collingwood and Woollams were described on the title-page of their unabridged book as 'Principal Cooks at the Crown and Anchor Tavern in the Strand, late from the London Tavern', when it was published in 1792.
Bitting, pp. 498-9; Oxford, pp. 123-4
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