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?
Is she a NEW Victorian? The copyright date is 2002.