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Indian Domestic Economy and Receipt Book. by R. RIDDELL

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  • Description
    Indian Domestic Economy and Receipt Book.
    Compromising Numerous Directions for Plain Wholesome Cookery, both Oriental and English; with Much Miscellaneous Matter answering for all General purposes of Reference connected with Household Affairs, Likely to be immediately required by Families, Messes
    Stock Code 106695
    Bombay, The Bombay Gazette Press, 1852
    A standard cookery and recipe book for the use of the British Raj in India. It opens with a forthright but fair minded section on servants, including their rates of pay in several of the presidencies 'the misdeeds of Indian Servants appear to be a general and unfailing source of complaints amongst all... Nor is the fault wholly on their side - much that is complained of, originates with the master, and is owing to him.' In addition to the recipes, the book has sections on the outdoor economy, the farm and poultry yard, the horse and stable and the kitchen garden, with directions for cultivating a wide range of European and Indian Vegetables. The section weighs and measures includes marker prices for many commodities and products in the various regions. Indian Domestic Economy was published anonymously, but is knows to be the works of Robert Riddell. Library hub lists of published from the first 1849 to the eight 1877, with Madras and Calcutta imprints in addition to Bombay.
  • More Information
    Period: 19th Century
    Condition: Good.
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 106695
    Incollect Reference #: 604235
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