Everyday Housekeeping Volume 3

Everyday Housekeeping Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... position of the bones, joints and muscles, you will not look for the oyster behind the wing, or the pope's nose near the head, or for white meat on the thigh. The best way to learn about carving poultry or game is to cut them up for a stew or fricassee, provided care be taken not to chop them but to disjoint them skilfully. And as practice makes perfection in carving, as well as in every other art, never allow yourself to be careless about it. An essential aid to easy carving, and one often overlooked, is that the.platter be large enough to hold the portions of meat as they are carved, as well as the whole fowl. The persistency with which some housekeepers cling to a small dish for fear the fowl will look lost on a larger one often makes successful carving impossible, and inward cursing abundant. The platter should be placed near the carver that he may easily reach any part of the fowl without turning the fowl around. The carver may stand or sit as suits his convenience. The knife should be made from the best steel, and have a narrow, thin, pointed blade, and a handle easy to grasp, and be of a size adapted to the article to be carved and to the person using it. Be as particular to keep it sharp as to have it bright and clean, and never allow it to be used to cut bread or for any other than its legitimate purpose. There should be a crook or guard on the end of the handle to enable the carver to grasp it more securely and use all the strength necessary. The handle should be long enough to reach from the tip of the forefinger to an inch beyond the side back of the hand so that the edge of the hand, about an inch above the wrist, rests against the handle of the knife. In dividing a difficult joint the manipulations should be made, not by turning...show more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236652754
  • 9781236652751