Savouries á La Mode by Mrs De Salis
Savouries á La Mode by Mrs De Salis (1829-1908) is a cookbook of savoury dishes. published in 1909 by Longmans, Green & Co., London.
Mrs De Salis was the author of a series of cookery books. Savouries á La Mode was her first book, published in 1886 by Longmans, Green & Co., London. She became a noted author of cookery books and household management in the Victorian era.
Savouries á La Mode is packed with savoury recipes. Many of the recipes are not the most healthy, many of them heavy on the butter, eggs and cream, but reflect the cookery styles of the late nineteenth century.
This is a small cookbook in size but full of recipes. It has a nice introduction by Harriet A. De Salis. The pages have a few fingermarks where the cook has worked from the book. Savouries á La Mode is a hardback book with a beautifully designed and typeset cover. This delightful cookbook from over a hundred years ago is in good condition. The pages have darkened slightly and some pages have been creased, maybe to mark a recipe. Also included is an inserted advertisement for a ‘Tea-Time’ Recipe Book.