Thousand Ways to Please a Husband

Thousand Ways to Please a Husband

With Bettina's Best Recipes

by Louise Bennett Weaver, Helen Cowles LeCron, Elizabeth Colbourne (Illustrator)
Publisher: A. L. Burt Company
Facsimile, ©1917, Item: 91820
Hardcover, 285 pages
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No, you cannot live on kisses,
Though the honeymoon is sweet,
Harken, brides, a true word this is —
Even lovers have to eat.

This charming vintage cookbook, with its innocently suggestive title, reads like a novel as it follows the fictional lives of a pair of newlyweds. Join Bettina and Bob as they eat their way through their first year of marriage, from the bride's first real dinner and a Sunday evening tea to baking day, a rainy night meal, and Thanksgiving festivities. Menus for all occasions are seasoned with anecdotes about family life, friendships, household hints, and budgetary concerns.

Originally published in 1917, this volume offers a delightful look at homemaking before the advent of sophisticated appliances and fast food as well as the modern reality of women's work outside the home. Unintentionally funny and historically revealing, the whimsically illustrated narrative abounds in simple and surprisingly relevant recipes.

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