the wrong side of the bed

Saturday, December 03, 2005

braise one meaty ball*

i am completely and freakishly obsessed with isabella mary beeton. i really think you should be, too. her book, The Book of Household Management Comprising information for the Mistress, Housekeeper, Cook, Kitchen-Maid, Butler, Footman, Coachman, Valet, Upper and Under House-Maids, Lady’s-Maid, Maid-of-all-Work, Laundry-Maid, Nurse and Nurse-Maid, Monthly Wet and Sick Nurses, etc. etc. – also Sanitary, Medical, & Legal Memoranda: with a History of the Origin, Properties, and Uses of all Things Connected with Home Life and Comfort, was considered the household bible for running a victorian era home.

it holds an amazing number of recipes that will make you cringe and be glad that we live in a world in which jugged hare is not a common menu item. but, it also contains amazing information on the victorian world from a woman's perspective.

seriously, i am rocking a pretty hard obsession with mrs. b.

* what does this mean? why is this the title of my post?
8:56 AM


Is she a NEW Victorian? The copyright date is 2002.
Blogger Belle Reve, at 8:28 AM  

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