The book has those little cut-out semicircles to find sections (like in some bibles) which my daughter thought were "creepy" for some reason! It's over 800 pages long, and very heavy. It has thousands of recipes plus instructions for holding a dinner party, packing your child's lunch, preparing meats, food for invalids, and even "high altitude cooking". I love old cookbooks which show correct place settings for various occasions:
Found in the book were some slips of paper, one I think in my Gran's handwriting, and a little menu from an old restaurant, used as a bookmark
Inside it advises "Take her to "Mother's" ". (These days you wouldn't, because King's Cross is best known as a red-light district!) This menu must date from post-1966 when decimal currency was introduced in Australia.
After browsing through this cookbook I am tempted to try all kinds of pies and other dishes ... one day!
I leave you with this feast -
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