The Cook and Housewife's Manual: A Practical System of Modern Demestic Cookery and Family Management; Containing a Compendium of French Cookery, and of Fashionable Confectionary, Preparations for Invalids and Convalescents, a Selection of Cheap Dishes, and Numerous Useful Miscellaneous Receipts in the Various Branches of Domestic Economy

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Oliver & Boyd, 1847 - 683 pages
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Page 222 - The herring loves the merry moonlight, The mackerel loves the wind, But the oyster loves the dredging sang, For they come of a gentle kind.
Page 209 - ... to these put some pickled Oysters, and some Anchovies, two or three, both these last whole, for the Anchovies will melt, and the Oysters should not, to these you must add also a pound of sweet Butter, which you are to mix with the herbs that are shred, and let them all be well salted : if the Pike be more than a yard long, then you may put into these herbs more than a pound, or if he be less, then less butter will suffice : these being thus...
Page 589 - Qui tour à tour calmant, excitant tes bouillons, Suis d'un œil attentif tes légers tourbillons. Enfin, de ta liqueur lentement reposée, Dans le vase fumant la lie est déposée ; Ma coupe, ton nec'tar, le miel américain, Que du suc des roseaux exprima l'Africain, Tout est prêt : du Japon l'émail reçoit tes ondes, Et seul tu réunis les tributs des deux mondes.
Page 600 - ... cauld, and had a sair heart, whilk is warst ava', wi' just tippence in your pouch, wadna ye be glad to buy a dram wi't, to be eilding and claise, and a supper, and heart's ease into the bargain, till the morn's morning?
Page 596 - ... seven pints and a half. Mix the whole together, and let the mixture stand for the space of a fortnight ; after which, introduce it into a glass retort, the body of which is immersed into boiling water contained in a vessel placed over a lamp, while the beak is introduced into a large glass reservoir well luted. By keeping the water to the boiling point, the mixture in the retort will distil over into the receiver, which should be covered over with wet cloths. In this manner will be obtained pure...
Page 561 - That good wine makes good blood, good blood causeth good humours, good humours cause good thoughts, good thoughts bring forth good works, good works carry a man to heaven, ergo good wine carrieth a man to heaven.
Page 240 - The eatable mushrooms at first appear very small and of a round form on a little stalk. They grow very fast, and the upper part and stalk are white. As the size increases, the under part gradually opens, and shows a fringed fur of a very fine salmon colour, which continues more or less till the mushroom has gained some size, and then turns to a dark brown.
Page 453 - When quite smooth, put a lump into a cloth, or under a pan, to soak till near cold. Those who have not a good hand at raising crust may do thus : Roll the paste of a proper thickness, and cut out the top and bottom of the pie, then a long piece for the sides. Cement the bottom to the sides with egg, bringing the former rather farther out, and pinching both together ; put egg between the edges of the paste, to make it adhere at the sides.
Page 283 - Home from my office to my Lord's lodgings where my wife had got ready a very fine dinner — viz. a dish of marrow bones; a leg of mutton; a loin of veal; a dish of fowl, three pullets, and a dozen of larks all in a dish; a great tart, a neat's tongue, a dish of anchovies; a dish of prawns and cheese.

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