For those of you who have no idea who Mrs Beeton is then allow me to explain a little. Mrs Beeton was a British lady from the Victorian time that wrote a book that taught ladies how to become domesticated and middle classy. It was a guide to everything from health issues to removing weird stains, keeping your accounts to how to dress for afternoon tea. It was an amazing book, a ground-breaking book if you will.
I've read some of the original book free on my Kindle app, and fell in love with it, so you can imagine how excited I was to find a Mrs Beeton book! It's like a little bit of history inbetween my little fingers! :)
Look at the illustrations!
That, in the middle, is a salad. Salads don't look like that nowadays!
And of course, look what Mrs Beeton can teach me:
I think that I might have to try out some of these recipes soon. I'll keep you posted about how they go. I'm really quite excited!
Oh, and as a wonderful side point: Mrs Beeton gives some advice about children in the introduction to this book, and it just says that children need to skip, jump and dance. Hahaa. Makes me happy. I may have to reference Mrs Beeton in my dissertation! :) Yay! :) Yay for antique shops. And yay for Mrs Beeton! :)