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The cook's pocket-companion and complete family-guide: being a collection of the very best receipts, ..., 1758

In her introduction to The cook's pocket-companion, Lydia Honeywood promises her "most practical" book is free from the useless, obsolete, and vulgar recipes found in her competitor's works. A full range of cooking techniques and traditional English dishes are covered, such as hartshorn jelly, eel pie, and black pudding. Honeywood's volume also includes eight illustrations showing readers how to truss fowl, and rules for selecting the freshest meat, poultry, and fish at market.

Courtesy National Library of Medicine

Title page of a book.