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 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 Yo

  • Title: A Thousand Ways to Please a Family with Bettina's Best Recipes (Bettina, #2)
  • Author: Louise Bennett Weaver
  • ISBN: 9780217312561
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 thanThis 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 A.L Burt company in 1922 in 408 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

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    1. This should be a hoot, and just look at the lovely illustrations: gutenberg/ebooks/42868A 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 [...]

    2. 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 here:books.google/books?id=F-E

    3. I actually loved this book, but probably because I don't actually live in the time period depicted. It was a fascinating look into a time when a woman's domain really was the home and cooking/cleaning/crafting were her main contributions and skills. I thought the old recipes were intriguing I love vintage cooking in theory. In practice, I'm always surprised by how little greenery western culture used to include in their meals.I enjoyed reading this book, but wish they had even just illustrated o [...]

    4. Simply delightful! Bettina was making her best attempt to please her Bob, and I was doing likewise. I read a chapter a day (pretty much) throughout my first year of marriage. Lots of chuckles! The book belonged to my grandmother, and she presented it to me.

    5. I was a bit surprised at some of the negative reviews of this book. Very surprising that women who do believe it is dishonorable for other women to have excitement of their kitchen, shopping and keeping house would actually take the time to read this book Unlike what someone wrote, this book was not "the outcome of a very 1930's fluffy air head" woman. It was originally published in 1917 and most definitely it is not "an unbelievably ridiculous read." If you are not bigoted and prejudiced, I am [...]

    6. 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 [...]

    7. This book reads like a cookery book written by one of the Famous Five when grown up and just married. Very 1930s fluffy air head women who have nothing more in their heads than the excitement of their kitchen , shopping and keeping house. The modern woman would recoil in horror! Never the less the book has it's own particular charm and the illustrations are sweet . The recipes are particular to that era and Bob does say that he is putting on weight! They are however lacking the sugars , e number [...]

    8. The year is 1917. Bettina is a newlywed, but she somehow knows everything there is to know about cooking and housekeeping, and friends flock to her for advice. Covering the first year of Bettina and Bob's marriage, we follow them through meals, parties, houseguests, friends' weddings, and even a bit of matchmaking. Household tips are not very subtly inserted into each part of the story, and each chapter ends with Bettina's recipes.I got no end of fun out of this book in the beginning, but it's a [...]

    9. I won this book for free through a giveaway. It was a very charming vintage cookbook that reads through like a novel. I loved following the story of Bettiana's first year of marriage and also the stories of each of her friends who came to learn from her the secrets to keeping house. The way she cooked and the things she did were interesting to me, though I think I'll stick to cooking with a microwave and electric oven. It was a little slow to read through, though each chapter went by so fast.

    10. Oh, Yuletide. My everlasting thanks for introducing this book to me. It's fabulous. I don't even know how to categorize it. It's a recipe book, but it's also the story of Bettina as a wife and how cooking for her husband and teaching all of her friends the right way to do things makes her life worthwhile and everything revolves around the recipes and her frugality. I'm reading this like how it would be read on an OTR women's program and I love it. You can read it, too: archive/details/thousa

    11. 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 themI 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 internetAnyway, it might seem ridiculous to some folks, but if you read this b [...]

    12. 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 is more than 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 [...]

    13. 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.

    14. Wowzaroonieis is an unbelievably ridiculous read. I can not believe that, even at the turn of the last century, people accepted the "dialog" in these recipe intros. I must give you an example.just visitbit/9kdy0WAnd head to, say, page 17. Though ALL the pages are like that!

    15. very entertaining book. I won it on . I cant wait to try and make some of the things in this book! It is not the culture now a days which makes it more interesting. again some of the recipes look very good and i will be trying!

    16. My mom gave me a beat-up, written in copy of this book that belonged to my great great Aunt. My friend Carolyn and I have had no end in laughing at the language and the stories. A fantastic find and look into the time period!

    17. It's not what you think. It's just inexpensive meals for young cooks. It's from 1917, so it's very simple American cooking.

    18. Cute and enjoyable as a historical document. A little grating as a novel with not always adaptable recipes.

    19. 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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