Home Economics Treasures from the Past

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The American Frugal Housewife
Quote from the book: The true economy of housekeeping is simply the art of gathering up all the fragments, so that nothing be lost. I mean fragments of time, as well as materials. Nothing should be thrown away so long as it is possible to make any use of it, however trifling that use may be; and whatever be the size of a family, every member should be employed either in earning or saving money.
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Domestic Science
Quote from the book: The aim of this text-book is to assist the pupil in acquiring a knowledge of the fundamental principles of correct living, to co-ordinate the regular school studies so as to make a practical use of knowledge already acquired. Arithmetic plays an important part in the arranging of weights and measures, in the study of the analysis and relative value of various kinds of food, in estimating the cost of manufactured products in proportion to their market value, in the purchase of food material, etc. History and geography are closely allied to the study of the diet and customs of the different countries, with their variety of climate and products. Physiology and temperance principles permeate the whole course of study. In addition to these are the direct lessons, provided by the practice work, in neatness, promptness and cleanliness. It will therefore be necessary to have a wide general knowledge before entering upon a course in Domestic Science.
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Fowler's Household Helps
A book full of household hints and tips!
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The Kitchen Encyclopedia
Not only will you find recipes in this book, you also find helpful hints for the home. Quote from the book: You will find many helpful suggestions in this book; all of them are tried and practical.
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Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking
Proven recipes for traditional Pennsylvania Dutch foods
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French Cookery
Containing a variety of recipes, from the plainest to the most elaborate French dish.
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Science in the Kitchen
Quote from the book: The chemistry of cookery is as little known to the average housewife as were the results of modern chemistry to the old alchemists; and the attempt to make wholesome, palatable, and nourishing food by the methods commonly employed, is rarely more successful than that of those misguided alchemists in transmuting lead and copper into silver and gold.
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The Candy Maker's Guide
Quote from the book: The recipes given are from the most experienced and notable candy makers of America and Europe.
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A Little Cook Book for a Little Girl
Published in 1905, this book is full of easy to follow recipes for children

 

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Author:LyndaAckert
Published:Nov 4th 2015
Modified:Nov 5th 2015
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