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Home Economics: Vintage Advice for the 21st-Century Household

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Publisher Comments:

"Housekeeping is becoming more and more a matter of science, and the laurels are bound to fall to the woman who conducts her household in a business-like way."

Let the thrifty sensibility of yesteryear be your guide as you shop for the most economical foods, choose wall colors scientifically, clean with natural products, look your best without breaking the bank, and budget your way to frugal efficiency. In this amazing collection of clever wisdom and practical advice drawn from vintage home-economics textbooks, you'll find everything you need to get back to basics and run a healthy and happy household. Home Economics covers all the categories of delightful domesticity:

     •  Health and Hygiene

     •  Cookery and Recipes

     •  Manners and Etiquette

     •  Design and Decoration

     •  Cleaning and Safety

     •  Gardening and Crafts

Rediscover the art and science of keeping house — economically!

Review:

"This new book offers old wisdom." GateHouse News Service

Review:

"From setting an elegant table to the intricacies of ironing a ruffled shirt, this primer delivers wisdom both encyclopedic and utterly charming." Country Living

Synopsis:

The phrase "home ec" recalls fusty visions of baking and sewing classes, but this illustrated guide showcases the movement's true foundations: applying scientific methods to domestic work. Compiled from a wide range of vintage sources, Home Economics is chock-full of thrifty tips, time-tested advice, informative charts, and tasty recipes that gently teach the art and science of housekeeping. Inside is a wealth of information on health and hygiene, shopping and cookery, furnishings and decor, cleaning and safety, and so much more.

Old-fashioned, yes. But outdated? Never. This is real home economics that everyone will be proud to know.

About the Author

Jennifer McKnight Trontz is the author of several books, including The Good Citizen's Handbook. She lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Successful Economical Living

     Domestic Management and Systems

     Be a Wise Consumer

     Your Body, Your House

     Know Your Neighborhood

     The Art of Making Friends

     The Happy Way of Doing Things

     Being Part of a Family

     Bedside Manners

Kitchen Arts and Sciences

     Food and Its Uses

     Daily Meals

     Economic Shopping

     Avoiding Food Waste

     The Science of Cooking

     The Handling of Meat

     Know Your Meat

     Meat Substitutes

     Fish and Poultry

     Vegetables

     The Beauty and Utility of “Left-Overs”

     Soups and Sauces

     Putting Food By

     The Happy Working Kitchen

     The Serving of Meals

     The Elegant Table

     A Graceful Table Manner

     Carving Techniques

     Measuring with Care

     Home-Baked Bread

     Baking the Perfect Cake

     Quick Breads

     Making Candy

Care of Clothing and Textiles

     The Purchase of Clothing and Shoes

     A Lesson in the Principles of Design

     Care and Storage

     Careful Laundering

     Home Sewing

     The Art of Sewing by Hand

     Seams and Basting

     Hemming

     Reusing Bits of Fabric

     Mending

Mamagement and Furnishing of the Home

     The Joy of Homeownership

      Interior Design

     The Special Little Touches

     Selection of Furnishings

     The Science of Color

     Decorating the Small Apartment

     A Clean House Is Inviting

     Efficiency in Cleaning

     Occasional Cleaning

     Cleaning Tools

     Natural Cleansers

     Cautions in the Home

     Eradicating Household Pests

Leisurely Pursuits

     Making the Most of Time Off

     The Needle Arts

     Flowers and Plants in the Home

     Tending a Garden of Delights

     The Art of Entertaining

     Hostessing a Buffet

     Picnics and Outdoor Fun

Index

Credits

Metric Conversions

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MamaWendyLou, September 12, 2012 (view all comments by MamaWendyLou)
This book is wonderful! Home Ec was long gone by the time I hit high school, and I was fortunate enough to have a very craft family to get me started. But knowing how to make things is not all there is to Home Economics, and this book has the info to fill in those gaps.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781594744617
Author:
McKnight Trontz, Jennifer
Publisher:
Quirk Books
Author:
McKnight-Trontz, Jennifer
Author:
Trontz, Jennifer Mcknight
Author:
McKnight-Trontz, Jennifer
Subject:
General
Subject:
Cleaning & Caretaking - General
Subject:
General House & Home
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Household Management
Subject:
Cleaning & Caretaking
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
6.82x4.82x.73 in. .55 lbs.

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"Review" by , "From setting an elegant table to the intricacies of ironing a ruffled shirt, this primer delivers wisdom both encyclopedic and utterly charming."
"Synopsis" by , The phrase "home ec" recalls fusty visions of baking and sewing classes, but this illustrated guide showcases the movement's true foundations: applying scientific methods to domestic work. Compiled from a wide range of vintage sources, Home Economics is chock-full of thrifty tips, time-tested advice, informative charts, and tasty recipes that gently teach the art and science of housekeeping. Inside is a wealth of information on health and hygiene, shopping and cookery, furnishings and decor, cleaning and safety, and so much more.

Old-fashioned, yes. But outdated? Never. This is real home economics that everyone will be proud to know.

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