Share this page

Search Books by Author

A Plain Cookery Book for The Working Classes (Illustrated) kindle free books download and review

Welcome to Kindle free books. . .
Download this book

Kindle Free Books offers a new Kindle ebook every day for FREE.

All the books in the right hand column can be downloaded to your Kindle or Kindle app software.

You can subscribe to the site on the right and get updated daily either by email or to your rss reader. You can also follow Kindle Free Books on Twitter

An Excerpt from Preface:
"My object in writing this little book is to show you how you may prepare and cook your daily food, so as to obtain from it the greatest amount of nourishment at the least possible expense; and thus, by skill and economy, add, at the same time, to your comfort and to your comparatively slender means. The Recipes which it contains will afford sufficient variety, from the simple every-day fare to more tasty dishes for the birthday, Christmas-day, or other festive occasions.

In order to carry out my instructions properly, a few utensils will be necessary. Industry, good health, and constant employment, have, in many instances, I trust, enabled those whom I now address to lay by a little sum of money. A portion of this will be well spent in the purchase of the following articles:—A cooking-stove, with an oven at the side, or placed under the grate, which should be so planned as to admit of the fire being open or closed at will; by this contrivance much heat and fuel are economized; there should also be a boiler at the back of the grate. By this means you would have hot water always ready at hand, the advantage of which is considerable. Such poor men's cooking-stoves exist, on a large scale, in all modern-built lodging-houses. Also, a three-gallon iron pot with a lid to it, a one-gallon saucepan, a two-quart ditto, a frying-pan, a gridiron, and a strong tin baking-dish."

(No. 13). Bacon and Cabbage Soup.

When it happens that you have a dinner consisting of bacon and cabbages, you invariably throw away the liquor in which they have been boiled, or, at the best, give it to the pigs, if you possess any; this is wrong, for it is easy to turn it to a better account for your own use, by paying attention to the following instructions, viz.:—Put your piece of bacon on to boil in a pot with two gallons (more or less, according to the number you have to provide for) of water, when it has boiled up, and has been well skimmed, add the cabbages, kale, greens, or sprouts, whichever may be used, well washed and split down, and also some parsnips and carrots; season with pepper, but no salt, as the bacon will season the soup sufficiently; and when the whole has boiled together very gently for about two hours, take up the bacon surrounded with the cabbage, parsnips, and carrots, leaving a small portion of the vegetables in the soup, and pour this into a large bowl containing slices of bread; eat the soup first, and make it a rule that those who eat most soup are entitled to the largest share of bacon.

A Plain Cookery Book for The Working Classes (Cookery)
Charles Elmé Francatelli (Author)
customer reviews (yes)
Digital List Price: £4.00
Kindle Price: £3.50 includes VAT & free wireless delivery
via Amazon Whispernet
You Save: £0.50 (13%)
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

Download this book

Reviews from Amazon:

Have tried a number of the recipes from this little volume - though alas there are things which in these sniffy PC days one can no longer get easily - and I found it quite poignant to think that many of my forebears must have cooked them too - maybe from a oopy of this very same book.

Excellently produced too.

Download this book