Beyond Domestic Science: Recipes from Betsy-Tacy
Cooking at the Turn of the Century
Created by Colleen O’Neil and Melody Murray
Designed and Edited by Jennifer Davis-Kay
A must for those who love the food of Betsy-Tacy! Beyond Domestic Science includes more than 200 recipes for every dish mentioned in our beloved books, interspersed with personal essays from devoted fans of the series. The 132-page volume is peppered with quotes from vintage cookery books and Domestic Science texts, with illustrations by Lois Lenski and Vera Neville. Chapters include “Home Cooking in Deep Valley,” “Syrian Cooking,” “Kitchen Help,” “German Cooking,” and “Domestic Science at the Turn of the Century.” The final chapter, “Recipes from the Great World,” includes Betsy’s favorite sweet on the S.S. Columbic: pouding à la St. Cloud. It’s all here: authentic circa-1900 recipes for beef birds, meat pie, and onion sandwiches! Mrs. Ray’s fried potatoes, and Mrs. Kelly’s unfrosted cake! Spinat mit Ei! Rice pudding and lemon pie, as requested by Joe Willard! Emily mother’s frogs legs! Fudge! And should you want to make 20 Christmas cookies from one batter . . . well, we won’t tell Anna, but you can find the recipe on page 36. The book is spiral-bound with a clear plastic sheet over the front cover and a durable vinyl back cover.