This classic of postCivil War Southern cooking, designed to aid well-to-do women forced into their kitchens for the first time with the end of slavery, is a charming example of education in the domestic arts in the late 19th century. In her stern but helpful manner, ANNABELLA P. HILL (18101878) guides her fellow homemakersand those today seeking a soupon of old-style Southern elegancein lessons on how to: [ pickle shrimps [ prepare mutton to imitate venison [ bake a pig [ make liver pudding [ make barbecue sauce [ make succotash [ tenderize tough meat [ make Irish potato yeast [ preserve figs [ make molasses candy [ and much more. With further instruction on other housekeeping chores, such as soapmaking and the preparation of medicines, this is an enlightening peek into the mundane chores of a bygone age.
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