- Men, especially, consider a dinner quite incomplete without a Savoury....In simple households where the mistress does all or some of the cooking, Savouries are often used as the main item in the luncheon meal or for tea...the "daintiness of serving" should be just as carfeully atended to.
- Though vegetables have no great nourishing properties, they contain sonething just as important, mineral salts and vitamines (sic) which purify the blood, harden bone, teeth, nails.
- Few things worry the average housekeeper more than the daily ordering of a suitable family pudding.
- "Hustle!" should be the keynote with scones. Scone Law:- To every rounded breakfast cup (about 70z) of self-raising flour allow (same cup) half-filled with milk, 1/4 tsp of salt and a rounded dessertspoon of lard or butter.
For a great bio on Miss Drake, check out Christopher Akehurst's excellent article which you can find at: http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-95445829.html
Gem no 2 is simple: a 1966 menu from The Caravan Coffee Shop and Dining Room at the Oasis Hotel in Cache Creek, British Columbia. I have quite a few menus in stock, lovely gilt productions from famous restaurants, Qantas menus with Pro Hart reproductions, menus from the great ocean liners, but this simple menu is so evocative of a time and place I couldn't resist it: