The Women's Suffrage Cookery Book (Hardcover)
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The recipes in this book cover every meal of the day, as well as sections on vegetarian dishes, beverages and preserves. Choose between a Curry contributed by Mrs. Julian Osler from Edgbaston, Cauliflower Soufflé sent in by Miss Mildred Martineau of Esher, Eggs à la Suisse contributed by Mrs. Gerard Dowson of Radcliffe-on-Trent, and Madeira Marmalade supplied by Miss Ethel Jacobs of Hull. There is also a section of miscellaneous hints and tips that cover all manner of things from recipes to making furniture polish or a tincture for soothing burns, to getting rid of moths in carpets or an infestation of ants. The book ends with a section on "Menus for Meals for Suffrage Workers" with a selection of dishes that "must be simple and such as can be eaten quickly, and also . . . which will keep hot without spoiling and can be eaten with impunity at any hour." As a snapshot of history and a very useful resource for simple homemade meals, this book is a rare treat.
About the Author
Mrs. Aubrey Dowson was a member of the Birmingham branch of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS). Polly Russell is Lead Curator for Contemporary Politics and Public Life at the British Library. She is also a food historian and co-presenter of the BBC’s Back in Time for… series.