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"What" and "how"

By POYNTER, Miss E. S.

subjects: india, cooking in,

  • 1. "What" and "how" | or | what shall we have? | and | how shall we have it? | By | E. S. P.
    18.0 x 12.5 cm   Pp [i-vii] viii-ix [x-xi] xii [xiii-xiv], 1-221, [i-iii] blank, [1] 2-37 [38] 39-53 [54] 55-57 publ ads   Blue paper covered boards
    GB:   *LoEN   OB  

    The author is identified on page 14 of the publisher's advertisements as Miss E. S. Poynter of Zenana Mission, Durbhanga.
    The preface states, "This book... [gives] a variety of dishes made of materials readily obtainable in any part of India.... [It] is especially commended to the notice of missionaries, for whom it has principally been compiled.... The recipes have been gathered in many lands, from many people, and several are old family recipes never before in print. This book, though printed in and for India can be used in any part of the world." The 962 numbered recipes are for the most part European. As an aid to cooking in India Miss Poynter provides a list on pages xi-xii of Hindustani names for various articles of food.

  • 2. — [Title as 1904] | Second edition
    Calcutta and Simla: Thacker, Spink and Co; 1921
    17.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-viii [ix] x [xi] xii, 1-290   Rebound
    Bib:   B380  
    GB:   *LB  
    US:   DLC   NN  

    A British place of publication does not appear on the title-page of this edition; however, London is cited as a place of publication on the binding of the DLC copy. In contrast to the title-page date of 1921, 1920 is given as the year of publication on the binding of the DLC copy.
    This edition contains 1,075 numbered recipes.