I was a bit surprised at some of the negative reviews of this book Very surprising that women who do believe it is dishonorable for other women to have excitement of their kitchen, shopping and keeping house would actually take the time to read this book Unlike what someone wrote, this book was not the outcome of a very 1930 s fluffy air head woman It was originally published in 1917 and most definitely it is not an unbelievably ridiculous read If you are not bigoted and prejudiced, I am sure you will find the information in this book extremely interesting, as well as its style The book mirrors how life was then, without modern appliances and fast food, and to boot there is Bettina s sense of humor, a real hoot Yes, there was a time when women were not shamed for staying home and taking care of their children and husbands it did not make less of my grandmother and mother for doing so and I hope women should still have the freedom to decide if they stay home or get a job. Half storybook, half cookbook, all bizarre So worth it for all of the delightful bafflement any given sentance will createI ve read this book to most of my family and roommates, they all have reacted with varying levels of disgust, confusion and most puzzling a new obsession with pimentos Those red things in olives The supporting characters seem to be in a constant state of bewilderment as well, only saved from lives of misery by Bettina s instance on table cloth hemming parties and sandwiches thinly spread with mayonnaise and not much else.One day I will cook a whole meal out of here, the ingredients will invariably be white sauce, pimentos and bread crumbs with a half cup of tuna or chocolate or something for flavor. A pleased Good Reads winner Years ago I came across a 1917 version of the same title at a yard sale in the cookbook section I never read the book entirely at that point for fear of damaging the book considering it s age I was not aware of a republication in 2012 until I won a copy This is than just a vintage cookbook with simple adaptable recipes It is the story of Bettina and Bob s first year of marriage with a dessert at every meal Not only is it a delightful sample of recipes from the early 1900 s it also captures the culture and tone of the time Charming illustrations. I read the original version, and it is charming Between the constant.and so easy to make comments of Bettina, and her many references to her fireless cooker which as far as I can tell, used heated stones you d think this would come off as prissy and know it all Well, it does, but in a fun way The recipes are easily adapted for modern use, and the little stories that begin each chapter are entertaining and often contain cute ideas or household hints Not to mention someone said de licious with a Teddy fied grin and I GOT THAT REFERENCE. I have a very old edition of this book I m not sure if it s a first edition, but it s from at least 1924 I enjoy this book because it reminds me so much of my grandmother it is a good representation of her generation and her sweet, domestic nature For me, this book is a reflection of the culture of her time rather than a cookbook While it s not a reflection of the culture of my time at all, I still enjoy reading this book as a literary curiosity Some of the recipes are pretty good, too. My husband and I read this book aloud to each other 40 years ago and laughed til we cried A very fond memory for me now that he has passed on.And for all the jokes we made at Bob and Bettina s expense, we did develop a soft spot for them..I only recently re visited the book and finally solved the mystery of the fireless cooker Hadn t thought about it in years but we didn t know what that was Ah, the wonder of the internet..Anyway, it might seem ridiculous to some folks, but if you read this book with an open mind and a sense of humor, it s very entertaining. This Is An OCR Edition Without Illustrations Or Index It May Have Numerous Typos Or Missing Text However, Purchasers Can Download A Free Scanned Copy Of The Original Rare Book From GeneralBooksClub You Can Also Preview Excerpts From The Book There Purchasers Are Also Entitled To A Free Trial Membership In The General Books Club Where They Can Select From Than A Million Books Without Charge Original Published By AL Burt Company In In Pages Description At Head Of Title The Second Book In The Bettina Series Subjects Cookery, American Cooking General Cooking Regional Ethnic American General Cooking Regional Ethnic American Southern States Cooking Regional Ethnic International Oh, Bettina, you re just as insufferably perfect and full of good advice as ever and your daughter is growing up just like you.This 1922 book is hard to find but you can download a PDF from Google Books here My favorite book to give to a bride to be.
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- A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband With Bettina's Best Recipes
- Louise Bennett Weaver
- 09 February 2019 Louise Bennett Weaver