The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook

The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook

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Flora Annie Steel and Grace Gardiner's classic work of Anglo-Indian household life was first published in 1888 and went through ten editions thanks to its great utility. Tailored specifically for the British community in India, the book covers household hints, domestic finances and house management, a glossary of common domestic terms, and a variety of recipes. For readers today, it provides a valuable insight into life in British India, as well as revealing contemporary attitudes to the native Indian people. Steel and Gardiner were witty and well-travelled women of lively intelligence, and the book makes entertaining and accessible, if highly opinionated, reading. Topics covered include the care of domestic and farm animals, clothing and dressmaking, practical cooking tips, camp and missionary life, and how to cope with the idiosyncrasies of the Indian servant. For more information on Steel, see the Duties of Mistress and Servants, the General Management of the House and Practical Recipes for Cooking in All ... Breakfasts in India are, for the most part, horrible meals, being nondescript hybrids between the French and Englishanbsp;...

Title:The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook
Author:Flora Annie Webster Steel, Grace Gardiner
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2010-11-04


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