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Mrs Beeton's cookbook (1st of 2)

Mrs Beeton's cookbook

English foods and traditions of cooking quickly became established in the colony. New Zealand women, like their English sisters, bought copies of Mrs Beeton’s book of household management to guide them in preparing traditional English fare.

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Terry Hearn, 'English - Popular culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by Terry Hearn, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015