Miss Mary Hooper Books

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Nelson's Home Comforts - Little dinners - Cookery For Invalids - Every Day Meals - Hints on Cookery Good Plain Cookery - Handbook For The Breakfast Table - Weekly Telegraph Cookery Book - Our Dog Prin - Ways and Tricks of Animals

Lily's Letters from the Farm  (USA)- Wives and Housewives (a story for the times) Papers on Cookery (no image) For Better For worse (no image)

 

 

...preface from Hints On Cookery. Victorian Recipes

 

Although these Hints on Cookery and General Management of the Table were written by a Frenchwoman for her own people, there is much to be gathered from them which may be universally useful.

The author has, indeed, sometimes exalted her own nationality at the expense of others, but, on the principle that "happy are they that hear their own detractions and can put them to mending," these complimentary remarks have been allowed to stand in the translation.

 

Exception will certainly be taken to the author's sweeping condemnation of English roast beef; yet there is some justice in it, for we all know how the best material in the world can be spoiled by careless cookery; and it is undoubtedly true, as the author asserts, that no quantity of salt, pepper, or sauces can in any measure compensate for the want of salt during the roasting of the meat. a notion prevails among English cooks that to salt meat before roasting draws out the juices, is done in exposing this fallacy.

 

The boiled potatoes which appear at each meal on English and German tables, are justly denounced by our author. Not only do we lose much valuable nourishment by our method of cooking vegetables simply in water, but they are thereby rendered most insipid and for many people indigestible.

When properly fried in fat, potatoes are transformed into a delicious and delicate article of diet, of which adults and children may alike eat with advantage.

On the score of expense there used to be no difficulty; for the dripping which in too many houses goes into the grease-pot answers perfectly well for frying purposes; and for the rest, with a little fire or a gas-jet and ordinary care, all is simple enough.

One is at a loss to understand how it is that a nation standing foremost in science and art, and able to perform astonishing feats of engineering skill, is yet unable to compass fried potatoes as a dish of every-day family fare!

 

It is impossible to controvert the assertion that Frenchwomen are queens of the kitchen, and that they excel above all other nations in the delicate and delightful art of cooking.

It is to their patience and to the fact the smallest detail does not escape their attention, that their superiority is due.

If our countrymen will but condescend to imitation in these particulars, the reproaches which are now heaped upon our national cookery will speedily be converted into praises.

Mary Hooper (Gabrielle Le Brasseur)

 

 

 

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Rediscovering the Gelatine Factory

Introduction

 

The Gelatine Factory

A comprehensive account 1899

from Round About Warwick

 

George Nelson

 

 

Nelson's Emscote Mills 2009

 

 

T B Dale

 

Charles Nelson

 

The Nelson Brothers

 

William Nelson

 

George H Nelson

 

Sir E Montague Nelson

Charles Nelson's

Cement Works at Stockton

 

A Visit to

Messrs. G. Nelson, Dale & Co. 1880

 

 

Nelson Works

Tomoana New Zealand

 

Guy Montague Nelson

Nelson Village

Charles St, Warwick

 

The Lawn at Emscote

 

Nelson's Lozenges

 packaging & adds

Nelson's Club

Isinglass Wars

Swinborne v Nelson

 

Nelson's 1950's

Warwick Advertiser account 1953

 

 

Descendants of George Nelson

 

George Wyatt A city trade jubilee

 

 

Nelson's Heritage Walk

 

Gelatine and its uses

 

Davis Gelatine

 

Home Comforts

 

Mary Hooper

 

 

Mary Hooper Letters

 Mary Hooper Book Collection

 

Nelson's Home Comforts

Mary Hooper

 

Wives and Housewives

Mary Hooper

 

Little Dinners

Mary Hooper

 

Cookery for Invalids

Mary Hooper

 

Every Day Meals

Mary Hooper

 

Hints on Cookery

Mary Hooper

Good Plain Cookery

Mary Hooper

 

Handbook for the

Breakfast Table

Mary Hooper

 

Weekly Telegraph

Cookery Book

Mary Hooper

Our Dog Prin

Mary Hooper

Ways & Tricks of Animals

Mary Hooper

 

Lily's Letters from the Farm

Mary Hooper

Charles Wentworth Wass

Round About Warwick

Walter Nelson

Fleur De Lys

The Pie Factory at Emscote

Sir E Montague Nelson's Cuttings, Letters and Keepsakes Circa 1882 Randolph Turpin

 

Cookery & Home Comforts

Mrs Wigley

 

Byron Accused

 

 

SMITH V NELSON 1904-5

 

 

Mary Hooper Books Wanted

 

Rock's Royal Cabinet

Leamington & Warwick 1880

 

   

 

Poetry

Anthony Leahy

 

Paintings

Anthony Leahy

 

Art & Photography

Anthony Leahy

 

A Major Arcana

Kathleen Forrest

 

The Drumroom

Anthony Leahy

 

Compiled for the benefit of Warwickians and Others by Anthony James Leahy

 

 

 

 A Walk in Warwick

 

 

 

 

 

Book Wanted Handbook For The Breakfast Table

Book Wanted Wives and Housewives A Story For The Times

 

3 The Butts

 

 

 

 

 

PAT Portable Appliance Testing

 

Amber Leahy Graphic Design