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The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook By Flora Annie Steel Grace Gardiner Ralph J. Crane Anna Johnston,

  • Title: The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook
  • Author: Flora Annie Steel Grace Gardiner Ralph J. Crane Anna Johnston
  • ISBN: 9780199550142
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Brisk, capable, humorous, highly opinionated, and frequently ironic, The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook opens a fascinating window on the day to day life of the British in India in the late nineteenth century Steel and Gardiner s mission to uphold Victorian standards in Indian kitchens has illuminating parallels with the running of the British Empire, and their domeBrisk, capable, humorous, highly opinionated, and frequently ironic, The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook opens a fascinating window on the day to day life of the British in India in the late nineteenth century Steel and Gardiner s mission to uphold Victorian standards in Indian kitchens has illuminating parallels with the running of the British Empire, and their domestic guide reveals as much about British attitudes to India as any history book on the Raj In this treasure trove of household advice for young British memsahibs, they explain how to make a hold over servants, establish and stock a storeroom, plan a menu, manage young children, treat bites from mad, or even doubtful dogs, and teach an Indian cook how to make fish quenelles Whether living in camps or the jungle, on the hills or in the plains, no British woman would be at a loss with The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook by her side For this new edition, the editors provide a lively Introduction and notes that offer an invaluable guide to the manual.
    The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook Brisk capable humorous highly opinionated and frequently ironic The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook opens a fascinating window on the day to day life of the British in India in the late nine

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    1. This is an old, classic book that was a must have Bible in its day for young British women who were embarking upon married life in India as it gave a host of practical advice for how to run house in 1880s British India.So why publish it again over 120 years later Well apart from being an historical curiosity about how things were done way back then it still can impart some practical hints and tips that can be equally valid, perhaps with adaptation, in these modern times Society has changed, of [...]

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