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Plasmon cookery book

By PLASMON COOKERY BOOK

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  • 1. Plasmon | cookery book. | Dainty, nutritious and | economical dishes | for every household.
    London: International Plasmon Ltd; nd
    18.5 x 12.5 cm   Pp [1-6] 7-64   [1s on binding]   Blue cloth
    GB:   LB destroyed   *LoEN   OB  
    US:   NN  

    A description of Plasmon, a flavourless and colourless food additive, is on page 7: "Plasmon is the albumen of pure fresh milk in the form of a dry, soluble, granulated white powder... Plasmon added to any food... at once raises the nourishing value of the food, a teaspoonful of the Plasmon powder being equal to the nutriment contained in 1/4 lb of prime fillet of beef." Pages 19-61 contain 108 numbered recipes covering soups, fish, meat and vegetable dishes, sweets, savouries, cakes, biscuits and bread, invalid cookery and sauces.
    An indication of the book's date can be found on page 9 where there is a report on the Plasmon cookery competition at the Twelfth Universal Cookery and Food Exhibition which was held in London in June 1901. LoEN and OB date the volume [1901].

  • 2. — [Title as first cited edition]
    London: International Plasmon Ltd; [1903]
    18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-6] 7-64   [6d on binding]   Blue paper covered boards
    GB:   *LCS  

    Page 6 reads, "In issuing this new edition (1903) we have added number of ordinary household recipes...." The text now contains 138 numbered recipes.

  • 3. — [Title as first cited edition]
    London: International Plasmon Ltd; [1904]
    18.0 x 12.5 cm   Pp [1-6] 7-64   [1s on binding]   Red paper covered boards
    GB:   *LCS  

    Page 4 reads, "In issuing this new edition (1904) we have added a number of ordinary household recipes...." There are now 140 numbered recipes.