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Vintage Cookbook, The Enterprising Housekeeper, 1898 Cookbook, by Helen Louise Johnson.

This is an amazingly charming cookbook for the 'progressive' housewife of the late 1800's providing recipes and advice and containing ads for Enterprise labor and money-saving devices of the time!

I can't even begin to describe all the wonderful tidbits this book provides but here are a few quotes:
On Breakfast: "We cannot work on the delicate fare of the Frenchman, nor can we so easily assimilate the heavy food of the Englishman. The morning meal must be dainty, to tempt the appetite; palatable and nutritious...."

On Supper: "Except in the heat of summer, a hot dish should always be served for supper, as at the close of a day of work, with a night's fast before one, a cold meal does not offer sufficient nourishment. Soups are rarely served...."

Advertisement for The Enterprise Meat Juicer Extractor: "There is no one thing which, in cases of protracted illness or in imperfect nutrition, has to be served more often than beef juice...."

Black and white illustrated ads include information on sad irons, coffee mills, meat choppers, ice shredders, spice mills, and meat juice extractors.

On the back of the book it states that this particular copy was distributed compliments of J.E. Larrabee Hardware, Sanford Homestead Bld'g., Market St., Amsterdam, N.Y.

- Title: The Enterprising Housekeeper
- Author: Helen Louise Johnson
- Copyright: 1896 and 1898, by Helen Louise Johnson
- Published by The Enterprise Manufacturing Company of PA, Philadelphia, USA
- Approximate Size: 6.5 in. x 4.5 in x 1.25 in.
- Pages: 80, including index

Very Well Used Vintage Condition: Cover and first few pages are torn, loose, small hole at the top of the spine, pages are legible but there are many stains, splatters and spots on pages throughout.

(Listing is for cookbook only, other items are for display purposes only)

Vintage 1898 Recipe Book, The Enterprising Housekeeper, by Helen Louise Johnson, Second Edition