It has been many years since Philadelphia has contributed a publication of this kind, and as she occupies a place second to none in the science, her peculiar dishes being known not only in this country but abroad as well, it seems appropriate that she should be newly represented.

Under each heading I have endeavored to give in a simple manner a brief introduction, explaining the chemistry of the article, mode of selecting, and such other information as I thought would be of interest to the reader.

References to Sick Diet or Medicated Food have purposely been avoided, as there is in preparation a work on Dietetics, which will contain all the recipes collected and tried during my connection with hospitals.

" Before the housewife now my book is laid - ' T will aid her, if its teachings be obeyed."

SARAH T RORER., 1525 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia