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A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband: with Bettina's Best Recipes

A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband: with Bettina's Best Recipes

By: Helen Cowles LeCron, Louise Bennett Weaver

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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.


Reprint of the Britton Publishing Company, Inc., New York, 1917 edition.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486488713
ISBN 139780486488714
Author/EditorHelen Cowles LeCron, Louise Bennett Weaver
FormatBook
Grade level6 and Up (ages 12 and up)
Page Count480
Dimensions5 3/8 x 8 1/2

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