The COOK'S ORACLE; Containing RECEIPTS FOR PLAIN COOKERY on the Most Economical Plan For Private Families

Edinburgh: Robert Cadell, 1838. Hardcover. [i-iv] 424 pages. 16.5 x 11 cm. (Title conclusion) Containing also a Complete System of Cookery for Catholic Families, Being the result of actual experiments instituted in the kitchen of William Kitchiner, M.D. The author, William Kitchiner M.D. (1775-1827), was a wealthy physician of London who did not practice his profession but was a food, science, and music enthusiast. An early devotee of mastication (Masticate, denticate, chump, grind, and swallow), Kitchiner purportedly did most of his own cooking and cleaning. First published in 1817, this extensive guide for the domestic cook took the UK and US by storm, making Kitchiner a household name and an inspiration for many later cookbook authors, including Mrs. Beeton who lifted a number of her recipes directly from his book. Owner's inscription on rear front end paper. Rebound, marbled end papers. Green morocco half bound, raised bands, gilt-tooled spine. Very good. Item #1360

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