Posts by Dylan Brethour

Mrs. Beeton

Mrs. Beeton Cooks the World

How Mrs. Beeton’s cookbook gave its readers a recipe for power. Imagine, for a moment, that it’s 1893 and you’re a young British woman planning a dinner party. You’re a newly minted member of the middle classes, eager to impress your guests. But with a new and baffling array of foodstuffs on offer, how on earth will you decide what to serve? Steamships and refrigeration mean that produce can now be imported from the farthest        …read more