Mrs. Dijkman’s Cookery and Recipe Book in English. Translate from the Cape Dutch Cookery and Recipe Book – Dijkman, Mrs. E. J, (Dykman)

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The second English edition of the first published Afrikaans cookbook. Early South African food writer, C. Louis Leipoldt did not hold the book in high esteem. Stating that his disappointment stemmed from the political connotations of naming “ordinary fruit cakes” after famous Boer leaders from the Anglo-Boer War period. In fact President Steyn’s Cake, President Kruger’s Cake and Genls. De la Rey, Botha and de Wet’s Cakes are the most complicated of the cake recipes in the book. I fear that Mrs. Dijkman may have been running low on names since there are 87 cake recipes in this edition. With XXXIII chapters, including “Various Useful Recipes” with one for curing drunkards and another for mending umbrella handles. 240 pages. States 3rd edition on front board and 2nd edition on title page.

Publisher: Paarl Printing and Publishing Co.
Date Published: 1913
Publication Place: Paarl, South Africa

Condition: Good.
Binding: Hardcover. Original red cloth boards with black titles. Some sunning and wear to the spine.

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Weight 600 g