Sources

Eliza Acton: Modern Cookery for Private Families. 1845. Acton (1799-1859) wrote poetry as well as a book on the history of bread, but she is best remembered for her cookbook. Modern Cookery remained in print for several decades, and was both admired and plagiarized by later authors.

Eliza Leslie: Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes & Sweetmeats. 1828. Eliza Leslie (1787-18589) was born in Philadelphia but lived in England for some years before settling back in Philadephia for the rest of her life. She attended one of the first cooking schools in the USA and many of her “Seventy-Five Receipts” were originally from there. Leslie wrote eight other cookbooks, in addition to several works of fiction and non-fiction aimed at your readers.