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Hints on cookery and management of the table

By LE BRASSEUR, Gabrielle

subjects: france, cookery of,

  • 1. Hints on cookery | and | management of the table | (ma cuisine) | translated from the French | of | Gabrielle Le Brasseur | by | Mary Hooper | author of "Little Dinners," etc., etc., | and late Professor of Domestic Economy at the Crystal Palace School | of Art, Science, and Literature.
    London: Spencer Blackett; 1891
    18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-vii [viii-ix] x-xii, [1] 2-180, [1] 2-31 [32] publ ads   Blue cloth with 3 small images in circular frames of fish, poultry and meat
    GB:   LB destroyed   *LoEN   OB  
    US:   KMK  

    The text is composed of ten letters followed by luncheon and dinner menus for a family for eight days. The first letter, which describes the author's intentions, is signed "C. Asserolette.' LB and OB date the book 1891 [1890].
    Bitting 18 cites, and KMK holds, a French edition: "Ma cuisine par C. Asserolette (Mme E. Servie)', Paris: Librairie Plon, E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, Imprimeurs-Editeurs, [1890], pages 294. C. Asserolette ("little saucepan") and Mme E. Servie ("Madame est servie") can only be pseudonyms. Is Gabrielle Le Brasseur ("the brewer" from the verb, {{brasser}}, "to brew, to mix, to stir up") the real author or yet another pseudonym'