For his contribution of an electronic version of this book and generous permission to present the book online here, the Soil and Health Library wishes to heartily thank the publisher, Tom Jaine <kal69@dial.pipex.com>. Tom creates a publishing company called Prospect Books. We hope you will visit their website. Although we have done our best to convert Prospect's beautiful typographic rendering of Ellis' classic into html formating, html is quite limited in typographic options, and this online version in no way compares to the elegance of Tom's work. We hope the admiring reader will choose purchase an in-print copy of Ellis's book, and investigate his other finely-crafted books whose focus is on food.

Modern Introduction by Malcolm Thick
   Footnotes to Editor's Introduction


Of the several Sorts of Wheat usually sown in England for making Bread.

Of the Nature and Uses of good and bad Yeast or Barm, as it relates to baking of Bread.
Of making common Wheaten-Bread for a private Family in
To make Bread with a Mixture of Wheat and Barley Meal, so as to make it answer the greatest Advantage of a Family.
Of the several Uses of Barley-Meal, and Fat, in making Pye-Crust, Pancakes, Puddings, &c.
How commodiously Pancakes answer the Farmers, the Yeomens, and Gentlemens Interest.
Of making Puddings with Wheat-Flower, in Harvest, and at other Times in the Year.
Of Apple-Pyes, and Apple-Pasties, for Harvest and other Times.
Of Victualling Harvest-men in

Of the Nature and Uses of Pork in Harvest and at other Times of the Year.

The Benefts of saving the Fat of boiled, roasted, or baked Meats.
Of saving the best Fat of a Porker or Bacon Hog.
Of making Sausages.
Of making Black and White Hogs Puddings.
Of Chitterlins, their Make and Use.
Of Bacon in general.
Of the Feeding of Boars, and making Brawn of them.
The Management of Sows and their Pigs. 

Of Cheap, Approved, and Experienced MEDICINESand REMEDIES for Divers Diseases incident to Human Bodies.

Of Poultry and their Eggs.


Of Thefts and Robberies, with Precautions to prevent them.

Diseases and Medicines.


of the Butter and Cheese Dairy.

Various RECEITS.

Of Brewing Malt Liquors.