A Friend in Need

This book provides rare insight into the domestic lives of the regiments stationed in the east through the lens of culinary recipes prepared by native subjects for the officers in Madras. The book, published in 1938, carries anglo-Indian recipes compiled by the Ladies Committee Fins Women's Workshop. There are 30 recipes for Hors d’Oeuvres, 26 for soups, 34 for fish, 46 for breakfast and lunch dishes, 41 for meat, 10 for stuffings, 10 for sauces, 19 for salads, 37 for savouries, 6 for pastry, 47 for puddings, 24 for ices, 45 for cakes, and 16 for sweets. The final pages are ‘household hints’, a table of weights and measures, and an index.

Madras, South India
Object size: Book 20.6 x 14.4 x 2.6 cm
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Collection of
Indian Heritage Centre
Rare Books