This important new series rediscovers the original heroes of cookery. Reissuing texts that for decades have been available only to collectors of old books, each title has been redesigned giving the original text an updated yet timeless look for today's reader. These classic voices convey the flavour of their times and yet are astonishingly relevant to the modern reader. With two more titles to follow in September, this series will establish itself as an exciting new source of reference and inspiration for all food lovers. First published in 1845, Eliza Acton's book was a precursor of Mrs Beeton, and is considered by many to be the better book. This lost masterpiece sets out the principles of modern domestic cookery and its 34 chapters offer a wealth of timeless recipes for every conceivable food and occasion. With instructions on basic techniques ranging from frying fish to roasting meat and poultry and simple recipes such as Cucumber Soup, Spiced Beef, Venetian Fritters and Compote of Peaches, this book is packed with wisdom, experience, common sense and delights!