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NELSONS' HOUSEHOLD LIBRARY.
Just Published, Foolscap 8vo.
NEW HOUSEHOLD RECEIPT-BOOK:
MAXIMS, DIRECTIONS, AND SPECIFICS,
HEALTH, COMFORT, AND IMPROVEMENT IN THE HOUSEHOLD.
By Mrs. Sarah Hale.
HOUSEHOLD COOKERY: :
A NEW WORK FOR
A Great Variety of Valuable Recripts ;
DIRECTIONS FOR THE PREPARATION OF FOOD FOR INVALIDS,
AND FOR CHILDREN, &c. &o.
BY A LADY.
268. C, 155,
GENERAL DIRECTIONS FOR SOUPS AND STOCK.
SOUPS. The perfection of soup is, that it should have no particular flavour; this can only be secured by careful proportion of the several ingredients.
The kettles in which the soups are made should be well tinned, and kept particularly clean, by being washed in hot water and rubbed dry before they are put away; otherwise they will have a musty smell, which will give a disagreeable taste to all things afterwards cooked in them. If they are not kept well tinned also, the taste as well as the colour of the soup will be liable to be affected by the iron; and if the soup-kettle be made of copper and the tinning not quite perfect, everything cooked in it will be in a greater or less degree poisonous, as everything which is sweet, salt, or sour, extracts verdigris
Lean, juicy, fresh-killed meat, is best for soup; stale-meat will make it ill-flavoured; and fat meat is