The Cookbook Guru Roundup with Mrs Beeton

Mrs Beeton has been an interesting and challenging pick for May’s The Cookbook Guru. With many different versions out there in the marketplace the initial challenge was finding recipes that were authentic and… Continue reading

English Bread and Yeast Cookery by Elizabeth David

Bread facinates me.  I would go so far as to say it is my all time favourite food.  I love the different textures and flavours that bread has, the smell when it cooks,… Continue reading


Originally posted on Sharing The Food We Love:
Who knew that macaroons were so easy to make?  Now I’m not saying these turned out like Adrian Zumbo’s perfect round discs of colour, but the…

Nostalgia and an Excellent Bonne Bouche

Originally posted on ALMOST ITALIAN:
This month the fans and  followers of the Cookbook Guru  are looking at ‘Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management‘, first published in 1861 and re-printed many times since then. The…

Lightening the Stodge & A Little History Lesson

Originally posted on An Evolving Life:
While pouring through old editions of Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management – the “Bible” of the Victorian and Edwardian home cook and housekeeper – I was…

Mrs Beeton’s Thick Gingerbread

Originally posted on Sharing The Food We Love:
I had the pleasure of having my parents come up for a visit for Mother’s day.  It was a wonderfully relaxed catchup filled with good…

Elegantly-Formed, Beautifully-Coloured Mackeral

Originally posted on An Evolving Life:
“Mackerel,” writes Isabella Beeton in her 1861 book, Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management, “is not only one of the most elegantly-formed, but one of the most…


Originally posted on Passion Fruit Garden:
Today’s recipe is another from this month’s feature cookbook by The Cookbook Guru, The Book of Household Management, by Mrs Isabella Beeton.  I think I deserve a…

We all love a bit of Crumpet

Originally posted on Sharing The Food We Love:
Crumpet has a two different meanings depending on where you are from.   As a breakfast item, crumpets are something that Australian’s are familiar with for breakfast…

Defining Some of those Confusing Cooking Terms

Mrs Beeton must have been a real reference for so many people starting out in the kitchen, needing to understand how to read a recipe, what cuts of meat were called, what tools… Continue reading

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