A Thousand Ways to Please a Family with Bettina's Best Recipes (Bettina, #2)

A Thousand Ways to Please a Family with Bettina's Best Recipes (Bettina, #2)This Is An OCR Edition Without Illustrations Or Index It May Have Numerous Typos Or Missing Text However, Purchasers Can Download A Free Scanned Copy Of The Original Rare Book From GeneralBooksClub You Can Also Preview Excerpts From The Book There Purchasers Are Also Entitled To A Free Trial Membership In The General Books Club Where They Can Select From Than A Million Books Without Charge Original Published By AL Burt Company In In Pages Description At Head Of Title The Second Book In The Bettina Series Subjects Cookery, American Cooking General Cooking Regional Ethnic American General Cooking Regional Ethnic American Southern States Cooking Regional Ethnic International This should be a hoot, and just look at the lovely illustrations DEDICATIONTo every other little brideWho has a Bob to please,And says she s tried and tried and triedTo cook with skill and ease,And can t we offer here as guideBettina s Recipes To her whose Bob is prone to wearA sad and hungry look,Because the maid he thought so fairIs well she just can t cook To her we say do not despair Just try Bettina s Book Opening HOME at last sighed Bettina This should be a hoot, and just look at the lovely illustrations DEDICATIONTo every other little brideWho has a Bob to please,And says she s tried and tried and triedTo cook with skill and ease,And can t we offer here as guideBettina s Recipes To her whose Bob is prone to wearA sad and hungry look,Because the maid he thought so fairIs well she just can t cook To her we say do not despair Just try Bettina s Book Opening HOME at last sighed Bettina happily as the hot and dusty travelers left the train Why that contented sigh asked Bob Because our wedding trip is over Well, anyhow, Bettina, it s after five Shall we have dinner at the hotel Hotel Why, Bob with our house and our dishes and our silver just waiting for us I m ashamed of you We ll take the first car for home a street car, not a taxi Our extravagant days are over, and the time has come to show you that Bettina knows how to keep house You think that you love me now, Bobby, but just wait till you sit down to a real strawberry shortcake made by a real cook in a real home Half an hour later Bob was unlocking the door of the new brown bungalow Isn t it a dear cried Bettina proudly When we ve had time to give it grass and shrubs and flowers and a vegetable garden, no place in town will equal it And as for porch furniture, how I d like to get at Mother s attic and transform some of her discarded things Just now I d rather get at some of Mother s cooking grinned Bob.It all got a bit samey after a while and the recipes were rather mundane, yet great for a skim through on a north wind day A pleased Good Reads winner Years ago I came across a 1917 version of the same title at a yard sale in the cookbook section I never read the book entirely at that point for fear of damaging the book considering it s age I was not aware of a republication in 2012 until I won a copy This isthan just a vintage cookbook with simple adaptable recipes It is the story of Bettina and Bob s first year of marriage with a dessert at every meal Not only is it a delightful sample of recipes from A pleased Good Reads winner Years ago I came across a 1917 version of the same title at a yard sale in the cookbook section I never read the book entirely at that point for fear of damaging the book considering it s age I was not aware of a republication in 2012 until I won a copy This isthan just a vintage cookbook with simple adaptable recipes It is the story of Bettina and Bob s first year of marriage with a dessert at every meal Not only is it a delightful sample of recipes from the early 1900 s it also captures the culture and tone of the time Charming illustrations This is an odd one Is it a cookbook framed as a novel or a novel framed as a cookbook We get over a hundred little chapters, each one about a day in the first year of Bettina and Bob s married life, complete with the menu for the day and the relevant recipes This is very much a book of its time, and as such, I found the menus and recipes fascinating By modern standards, the menus were heavy on meat and starches, and light on fruit and non starchy vegetables Canned pineapple was about as exo This is an odd one Is it a cookbook framed as a novel or a novel framed as a cookbook We get over a hundred little chapters, each one about a day in the first year of Bettina and Bob s married life, complete with the menu for the day and the relevant recipes This is very much a book of its time, and as such, I found the menus and recipes fascinating By modern standards, the menus were heavy on meat and starches, and light on fruit and non starchy vegetables Canned pineapple was about as exotic an ingredient as appeared, and herbs and spices were in short supply This was an era when an icebox was literally that a box kept chilled with ice And one of Bettina s favorite cooking devices was her fireless cooker , which I had to Google Turns out it s just an insulated box into which one could put a soup or stew that had already been brought to a simmer and allow it to continue cooking in its residual heat Kind of like a slow cooker, but without its own power supply I m a little surprised they disappeared, but they re making a comeback, e.g., in Kenya.The recipes themselves are simple and basic, and with the exception of the occasional canned ingredient, devoid of processed foods I don t think Bettina buys bread As a novel, it s thin there are no conflicts, no troubles to be met Bettina is self appointed doyenne to several of her recently married or about to be married friends, giving them guidance on setting up their kitchens and generously sharing her recipes She is, throughout, enchanted with her own cleverness and economy.Seriously, this should be irritating as all get out, but instead, I found it charming My husband and I read this book aloud to each other 40 years ago and laughed til we cried A very fond memory for me now that he has passed on.And for all the jokes we made at Bob and Bettina s expense, we did develop a soft spot for them..I only recently re visited the book and finally solved the mystery of the fireless cooker Hadn t thought about it in years but we didn t know what that was Ah, the wonder of the internet..Anyway, it might seem ridiculous to some folks, but if yo My husband and I read this book aloud to each other 40 years ago and laughed til we cried A very fond memory for me now that he has passed on.And for all the jokes we made at Bob and Bettina s expense, we did develop a soft spot for them..I only recently re visited the book and finally solved the mystery of the fireless cooker Hadn t thought about it in years but we didn t know what that was Ah, the wonder of the internet..Anyway, it might seem ridiculous to some folks, but if you read this book with an open mind and a sense of humor, it s very entertaining I read the original version, and it is charming Between the constant.and so easy to make comments of Bettina, and her many references to her fireless cooker which as far as I can tell, used heated stones you d think this would come off as prissy and know it all Well, it does, but in a fun way The recipes are easily adapted for modern use, and the little stories that begin each chapter are entertaining and often contain cute ideas or household hints Not to mention someone said de l I read the original version, and it is charming Between the constant.and so easy to make comments of Bettina, and her many references to her fireless cooker which as far as I can tell, used heated stones you d think this would come off as prissy and know it all Well, it does, but in a fun way The recipes are easily adapted for modern use, and the little stories that begin each chapter are entertaining and often contain cute ideas or household hints Not to mention someone said de licious with a Teddy fied grin and I GOT THAT REFERENCE Half storybook, half cookbook, all bizarre So worth it for all of the delightful bafflement any given sentance will createI ve read this book to most of my family and roommates, they all have reacted with varying levels of disgust, confusion and most puzzling a new obsession with pimentos Those red things in olives The supporting characters seem to be in a constant state of bewilderment as well, only saved from lives of misery by Bettina s instance on table cloth hemming parties and sandwich Half storybook, half cookbook, all bizarre So worth it for all of the delightful bafflement any given sentance will createI ve read this book to most of my family and roommates, they all have reacted with varying levels of disgust, confusion and most puzzling a new obsession with pimentos Those red things in olives The supporting characters seem to be in a constant state of bewilderment as well, only saved from lives of misery by Bettina s instance on table cloth hemming parties and sandwiches thinly spread with mayonnaise and not much else.One day I will cook a whole meal out of here, the ingredients will invariably be white sauce, pimentos and bread crumbs with a half cup of tuna or chocolate or something for flavor I have a very old edition of this book I m not sure if it s a first edition, but it s from at least 1924 I enjoy this book because it reminds me so much of my grandmother it is a good representation of her generation and her sweet, domestic nature For me, this book is a reflection of the culture of her time rather than a cookbook While it s not a reflection of the culture of my time at all, I still enjoy reading this book as a literary curiosity Some of the recipes are pretty good, too. Oh, Bettina, you re just as insufferably perfect and full of good advice as ever and your daughter is growing up just like you.This 1922 book is hard to find but you can download a PDF from Google Books here Oh, Bettina, you re just as insufferably perfect and full of good advice as ever and your daughter is growing up just like you.This 1922 book is hard to find but you can download a PDF from Google Books here My favorite book to give to a bride to be. Loved this book Some days I really want to be Bettina.I totally want to read the sequel 1000 Ways to Please a Family.

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  • Paperback
  • 206 pages
  • A Thousand Ways to Please a Family with Bettina's Best Recipes (Bettina, #2)
  • Louise Bennett Weaver
  • English
  • 25 November 2019
  • 021731256X