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The Compleat City and Country Cook: or, Accomplish'd Housewife, 1732

In The compleat city and country cook, Charles Carter touts his prestigious experience as a cook to the Duke of Argyll and the Earl of Pontefract, among others. Targeted to those serving the upper classes, the book features many dishes with a French influence. Also included are 49 elegant course diagrams; bills of fare according to the season; and an appendix of two hundred household cures for families.

Courtesy National Library of Medicine

Title page of a book.