This section of the book is from the "Household Companion: The Model CookBook" book
This is a complete guide in all the duties of the kitchen, containing general instructions on the care of the fire and cooking. It also tells how to prepare all the different classes of dishes, such as soups, fish, poultry, meats, eggs, vegetables, sauces, breads, cakes and desserts, so that the most inexperienced can provide appetizing food, and the best housekeeper can find very many helpful hints. In addition, it contains exact recipes for making all kinds of dishes, and offers sample menus for various occasions. The suggestions on table-setting and serving, explanations of the different cuts of meats, and the valuable advice on the care of the house, together with practical household recipes which are included, make this department of the work alone an everyday necessity in every home.
It is woman's pride to skilfully and intelligently prepare healthful food, and such as is adapted to the needs of her family She should be familiar with the principles of cooking as given by an authority