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The lady's complete guide; or cookery in all its branches. Containing The most approved Receipts, confirmed by Observation and Practice, in every reputable English Book of Cookery now extant, besides a great Variety of others which have never before been offered to the Public. Also several translated from the Productions of Cooks of Eminence who have published in France, particularly M. Commo's Histoire de Cuisine, M. Disang's Maitre D'hotel, M. Dupont and M. Valois, M. Troas, and M. Delatour, with their respective Names to each Receipt; which, with the Original Articles, will form the most complete System of Cookery ever yet exhibited, under the following Heads, viz. Roasting, Boiling, Made-Dishes, Frying, Broiling, Potting, Fricassees, Ragouts, Soups, Sauces, Gravies, Hashes, Stews, Puddings, Custards, Cakes, Tarts, Pies, Pasties, Cheesecakes, Jellies, Pickling, Preserving, Confectionary, &c. To which is added, In order to rander it as complete and perfect as possible, the complete brewer; Containing Familiar Instructions for brewing all Sorts of Beer and Ale; including the proper Management of the Vault or Cellar. Also the family physician; Consisting of a considerable Collection of approved Prescriptions by Mead, Sydenham, Tissot, Fothergil, Elliot, Buchan, and others, including a certain Remedy for that formidable Disorder, the Dropsy, recommended by Persons respectable in the highest Degree. By Mrs. Mary Cole, Cook to the Right Hon. the Earl of Drogheda.

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London : printed for G. Kearsley, No. 46, Fleet-Street, MDCCLXXXVIII. [1788]

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[8],xxvii,[1],564p. ; 8⁰.


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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.

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ESTC T90910



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