They're slim, informative and ideal for those 'Bugger, how do I joint a chicken?' moments.
Household management made easy
A set of six lovingly crafted, bite-sized books based on recipes from the original domestic goddess
These abbreviated updates - cleverly divided for our ease and with forewords by modern foodie stars - contain 220 original recipes, with helpful asides by co-author Gerard Baker on modern means of sourcing and preparing ingredients.
The inimitable Mrs Beeton's wisdom is here collected in six books - covering everything from 'Cakes and Bakes' to 'Chicken, Other Birds and Game' - each with forewords by today's most celebrated chefs, from Mark Hix to Thomasina Miers, all extolling the great woman's genius and paying homage to this country's first celebrity chef.