Illustration from Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management by Unknown

Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management, also published as Mrs Beeton's Cookery Book, is an extensive guide to running a household in Victorian Britain, edited by Isabella Beeton and first published as a book in 1861. It had previously been published in parts. Originally titled Beeton's Book of Household Management, it was one of a series of guide-books published by her husband, Samuel Beeton. The recipes were highly structured, in contrast to earlier cookbooks. It was illustrated with many monochrome and color plates....

"Cheese, in its commonest shape, is only fit for sedentary people as an after-dinner stimulant, and in very small quantity. Bread and cheese, as a meal, is only fit for soldiers on march or labourers in the open air, who like it because it 'holds the stomach a long time.'"
(From online version of Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management:
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