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The American Frugal Housewife By Lydia M. Child
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Originally published in 1832, this extraordinary manual for the homemaker of modest means is far more than a mere "cookbook." In an age before electricity, refrigeration or any other... More > modern convenience, the fine art of storing, preparing and serving food presented difficulties unimagined in our time, challenges our forebears mastered with ingenuity, hard work, the inherited knowledge of generations past, and the sheer American pluck required to make the cheerful best of any social or economic situation. Also included are instructions for making soap, beer and wine, for repairing worn clothing and furniture, for enduring poverty, and even for rightly educating one's daughters. A rich treasure trove of practical frontier knowledge, Lydia M. Child's The American Frugal Housewife is an essential volume for contemporary homesteaders, antiquarian collectors, and anyone who longs for a firsthand taste of real American history.< Less
The American Frugal Housewife By Lydia M. Child
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Originally published in 1832, this extraordinary manual for the homemaker of modest means is far more than a mere "cookbook." In an age before electricity, refrigeration or any other... More > modern convenience, the fine art of storing, preparing and serving food presented difficulties unimagined in our time, challenges our forebears mastered with ingenuity, hard work, the inherited knowledge of generations past, and the sheer American pluck required to make the cheerful best of any social or economic situation. Also included are instructions for making soap, beer and wine, for repairing worn clothing and furniture, for enduring poverty, and even for rightly educating one's daughters. A rich treasure trove of practical frontier knowledge, Lydia M. Child's The American Frugal Housewife is an essential volume for contemporary homesteaders, antiquarian collectors, and anyone who longs for a firsthand taste of real American history.< Less
The Better Days Books Frugal Food Bible: Practical Advice for Feeding Your Family During Hard Economic Times from Americans Who Survived and Thrived In Tougher Times Than These By Lydia M. Child et al.
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Is your food budget out of control? THE BETTER DAYS BOOKS FRUGAL FOOD BIBLE can help, offering four 19th and early 20th Century frugal food classics bound together in one practical, enlightening and... More > entertaining omnibus collection: "The American Frugal Housewife," by Lydia M. Child (1832), "Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them" by C. Houston Goudiss (1918), "Home Vegetable Gardening: A Complete And Practical Guide To The Planting And Care Of All Vegetables, Fruits And Berries Worth Growing For Home Use," by F. F. Rockwell (1911) and "Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery: A Manual Of Cheap And Wholesome Diet," by A.G. Payne (1891). With over 400 pages of frugal food recipes, household hints, money saving tips, backyard gardening guidance and more, THE BETTER DAYS BOOKS FRUGAL FOOD BIBLE is a gift of practical wisdom from the past that no modern family can afford to be without during the hard economic times ahead.< Less