London: Bickers, Spottiswoode, 1898. Thick octavo (21.5 x 15 cm.), viii, 580 pages. Index. FIRST EDITION. “The great faults of English kitchen management used to be Haste, Waste, Greasiness, Wateriness, and Clumsy Flavouring.” So the authoress begins her work. She boils it down to one root cause – “Ignorance” – and puts a fair bit of the blame on the earlier cookbooks. “Vague directions, impossible theories, and mistaken advice, are.....
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