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        Title Page for 'A Shilling Cookery for The People' by Alexis Soyer, published 1855

        English School, (19th century). Medium: printed paper. Date: 1855. Alexis Soyer (1809-58) was a famous chef and culinary reformer; This book preaches an 'entirely new system of plain cookery and domestic economy' and was intended to educate the poor with practical advice based upon the idea that readers could not afford ingredients or the equipment for complicated recipes; Provenance: Private Collection.

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