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Domestic economy; or, A complete system of English house-keeping, ..., 1794

Maximilian Hazlemore's Domestic economy has many recipes copied from other popular 18th-century cookbooks, including those written by Hannah Glasse and Elizabeth Raffald. The author claims that some recipes, however, are original. Typical dishes of the time are featured: possets, syllabubs, flummery, gruels, and blancmange. A fascinating chapter instructs readers in how to make "grand ornaments" for the tableā€”a dish of snow, a floating island of apples, a desert island, or a fishpond.

Courtesy National Library of Medicine

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