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“He has a treasure of a cook-housekeeper named Madame Annette.”
“He has a double-size barbeque on which he had cooked first lobster _en papillote, _ delightfully prepared by Mrs. Evans, his cook-housekeeper, and then _tournedos Rossini, _ each steak delivered on its slice of fried bread, topped with a layer of foie gras, and accompanied by baked potatoes whose consistency was to dream about, and a selection of fresh vegetables.”
“Then the cook-housekeeper, who had arrived from Roumania after the fall of Ceausescu and still couldn't believe her luck in getting out of Bucharest and falling into a job like this, came out on to the terrace.”
“I said: "I propose to take a situation as cook-housekeeper.”
“I had seen a good deal of the latter, for there were always rough sketches as well as finished illustrations lying about in the room he used as a den, and very early in my term of office as cook-housekeeper he had begged me not to let Mrs Hutchinson loose in there.”
“Mrs. Moon was the cook-housekeeper, and had been with the Hiltons only a few months.”
“Used to be the cook-housekeeper here when the Rafaels had the place.”
“She has been in service as cook or cook-housekeeper most of her life (she is now getting on in years), and constant preoccupation with kitchen affairs has somewhat narrowed her outlook, so that the circumvention of the butcher, whose dominant idea (she believes) is to provide her with indifferent joints, is more to her than the defeat of”
“This insinuation had made Mr. Tapster very angry, and straightway he had engaged a respectable cook-housekeeper, and, although he had soon become aware that the woman was feathering her own nest, -- James Tapster, as you will have divined ere now, was fond of good workaday phrases, -- yet she had a pleasant, respectful manner, and kept rough order among the younger servants.”
“The cook-housekeeper, majestic but kindly, came forward with outstretched hand and welcomed him volubly -- in French.”
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