1: Preface 2: The Mistress 3: Recipes for Soup 4: Recipes for Fish 5: Recipes for Sauces, Pickles and Gravies 6: Recipes for Beef 7: Recipes for Mutton and Lamb 8: Recipes for Pork 9: Recipes for Veal 9: Recipes for Poultry and Rabbits 10: Recipes for Game 11: Recipes for Vegetables 12: Recipes for Puddings and Pastry 13: Recipes for Creams and Sweet Dishes 14: Recipes for Confectionary, Ices and Dessert Dishes 15: Recipes for Milk, Butter, Cheese and Eggs 16: Recipes for Cakes 17: Recipes for Beverages 18: Recipes for Invalid Cookery
Isabella Beeton was born in London in 1836, one of twenty-one brothers and sisters. Between 1859-1861, Beeton wrote articles on cooking and household management for her husband's publications. The collection of these articles became the single volume, The Book of Household Management, a guide to all aspects of running a household in Victorian Britain that included not only recipes, home-made remedies and how to deal with servants' pay but also smaller yet surprising subjects such as violence, cruelty and death. It remains a classic piece of domestic literature, providing us with invaluable insight into the Victorian household. Beeton died just four years after its publication at the age of twenty-eight.