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The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy

Hannah Glasse

Book Overview: 

The original book of The Art of Cookery, Made Plain and Easy was first published by subscription in 1747 by Hannah Glasse and was a compilation of the recipes typical for British meals produced in the kitchens of the more affluent classes in the 1700s.
If you are interested in discovering how some of the best, wholesome, ‘stick to your ribs’ meals were created, then join me in the kitchen to find out what some of the finest 18th century British cuisine has to offer.

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Community Reviews

It's always interesting to view recipes from the old times.

Some instructions can be confusing, and the measurements and all that aren't complete, but I believe experienced cooks can eyeball it. I'll try some recipes later on, they seem doable.

It was enjoyable to try to read
but it was difficult to follow

Interesting, quick read.

Wonderful book for us female re-enactors trying to show how food was gathered, cooked and served...of course it >IS< a cookbook from the American Revolutionary time period.

"The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy" is a cookbook with recipes, but it requires some cooking experience and the willingness to do a bit of experimenting. I had hoped it might give hints on how to cook over a hearth fire, but the author assumed the reader already knew these tricks. She says to c

A wonderful book from 1805 charting the history of food and eating.
The array of ingredients mentioned, most not used today, are mindblowing.
Jesuit powder - not sure what that is, Cod's head, Cardoons, Larks.....
The sections on how to cook ingredients are wonderful!
How to tell if certain foodstuffs a

I love to collect and read cookery books and this has got to be one of the more unusual and interesting ones that I have read. A lot of the recipes are not for todays home cook, but it was so interesting to see just how life was in the kitchen in the 18th and 19th century (boy am I glad things have

If you enjoy reading historical cookbooks, you'll like reading The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy by Hannah Glasse. Glasses cookbook reminded me a lot of the old Fannie Farmer cookbooks when it comes to style.

As to being able to use this cookbook in modern cooking: You might be able to update so

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