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  • A stained cookery-book page is a mark of commitment; a stained smartphone is a trip back to the shop, he suggests.

    Apps become the secret ingredient in the battle of the celebrity Christmas cookbooks

  • An acquaintance is in possession of an old cookery-book which exhibits the gamut of the fish as it lies in the frying-pan, reducing its supposed lament to musical notation.

    Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine

  • It is like reading a cookery-book when you are hungry.


  • When tea was over, Mrs. Wragge, at a signal from her husband, retired to a corner of the room, with the eternal cookery-book still in her hand.

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  • Might she do some shopping? and might she leave the cookery-book behind her?

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  • Sarah was applied to for the best cookery-book on sale in Melbourne, and when this arrived, Polly gave herself up to the study of it.

    Australia Felix

  • He grew dainty to a degree; she searched her cookery-book for piquant recipes.

    Australia Felix

  • She had advanced the imaginary omelette to the last stage of culinary progress; and she was now rehearsing the final operation of turning it over — with the palm of her hand to represent the dish, and the cookery-book to impersonate the frying-pan.

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  • “If this was anything but a cookery-book, I should say somebody had been crying over it.”

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  • At intervals one of her hands raised itself in the air, shook an imaginary frying-pan, and dropped again with a faint thump on the cookery-book in her lap.

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